NASA Pilipinas ulit ngayon ang Fil-Am actor na si Abe Pagtama. Bukod sa pagiging abala bilang isa sa sales executive ng Megaworld Corporation, patuloy pa rin siya sa paggawa ng mga pelikula at comemercials sa Hollywood. Kabilang sa mga project na natapos na ni Sir Abe ay ang Stateside at angUnlovable, at ilang TV commercials.
Ano ang pinagkaka-abalahan niya lately? “I will be attending the FDCP Ambassador Awardee this comimg Tuesday at the FDCP Kalaw Office, to also give the certificates to our winners in Los Angeles Philippines International Film Festival (LAPIFF).”
Nagkuwento rin siya hinggil sa mga pelikulang katatapos lang gawin. “I just finished shooting the movie Stateside with Mon Confiado, which I played his grandfather. I also finish shooting a movie called Unlovable written by a Fil-Am, Charlene de Guzman, starring Melissa Leo, An Academy award winner (Fighther). Also in this movie is Gidgett Reyes, playing my wife. This is a comedy, about sex and love, a story about a woman’s struggle with sex and love addiction.”
Yung Stateside, action movie ba ito? “Iyong Stateside, it is about the journey of an undocumented Filipino immigrant struggling to survive in the US. Facing homelessness, racism, drug rings, and INS, Andrew (Mon) seeks to find his place not only in America, but in the world. Makaka-relate sa movie na ito ang mga Filipino na TNT, mayroong action at drama sa movie.”
Ano’ng masasabi ninyo kay Mon?
Sagot ni Sir Abe, “Mon is the star of this movie and as usual, he is great. He gives his all sa lahat ng projects na ginagawa niya.
“This is the fourth movie we are together. First sa Kamera Obskura directed by Raymond Red, The Diplomat Hotel directed by Christopher Ad Castillo, Sabine directed by Ian Del Carmen, and this one Stateside directed by Marcial Chavez, also a Fil-Am.”
Ano ang latest sa LAPIFF, magigig annual event ba ito? “I’m working on getting funding for LAPIFF 2017. We are negotiating with our venues and getting funding.”
ALAM MO NA! – Nonie V. Nicasio