Thursday, January 30, 2020

Viva Films Visions this 2020

Viva Films currently launched their 2020 Vision featuring their full slate of films for the coming year at a thanksgiving party for the press and bloggers.   The event was held to thank the press for their support in 2019.
2019 was a banner year for Viva, who produced 19 films, the most number of theatrical releases by any entertainment company in the Philippines.  Viva has broadened the taste of Filipino viewers with experimental and daring subjects, online content turned commercial releases, book to film transformations and foreign adaptations with a Filipino twist.
2019 releases include Maria - the first Filipino Netflix film, Ulan-  a surreal romance, Just a Stranger- a May December Affair, the comedy comeback of 90s comedians in Sanggano, Sanggago and Sanggwapo,  the online to book to film sensation Jowable, the gentle love of Unforgettable, the daring Adan, the silent and deadly Mananita, the first team up of Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda in the Mall the Merrier and the MMFF surprise hit Miracle in Cell No. 7.  It was truly a miraculous year for Viva Films.
Viva Films 2020 Vision is even more exciting as Viva promises to produce 34 films with an investment of 1 billion pesos.  This is proof of Viva Film’s confidence in Philippine Cinema.
Original Viva Films include Vodka, Beers and Regrets, Devoted, Hindi Tayo Pwede, Rooftop, Tiliing, Untrue, Nightshift, The Other Woman, Love the Way You Lie, Walang KaParis, You F Oh, Pakboys, Mang Jose, Ultimate Oppa among others.
Reimagined films also play a big part in the 2020 Vision.  As global borders for content diminish, Viva seizes the opportunity to share the best of foreign films with local adaptations with a Pinoy twist.  With the success of Miracle in Cell No 7 and Ms., Granny, Viva will be reimagining films from all over the world.  Upcoming titles include A Hard Day, Spellbound, Wedding Dress, The Housemaid, A Man and a Woman, Sunny, More Than Blue, The Wedding Breaker, Instructions Not Included.
And with the onslaught of Superheroes in the big screen from Marvel and DC, Viva will produce their own Pinoy Superheroes.  From the creative genius of National artist Francisco Coching and the legendary Komiks King Carlo J. Caparas, Viva brings you Pedro Penduko, Joaquin Bordado, Elias Paniki, Gagambino, Kamandag, Valora, Berdugo , Totoy Bato and Panday.
This is the Viva 2020 Vision.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Garth Garcia to perform with Carol Banawa and Stephen Speaks on February 8

Since Garth Garcia stayed in the US for 3 years particularly in Los Angeles, He has been conquering the music scene. His commitment, dedication, and love for his craft have been paying off as he continues to shine abroad. Garcia will release his new single Walang Mapapala featuring Geca in the first week of February this year.

Garcia will also have a show with Carol Banawa and Stephen Speaks in San Francisco on February 8, while a post-birthday and a pre-Valentine solo show is also set on February 9.

A show in Florida with Jed Madela, Carol Banawa, and Jej Vinson on May 30 is also in his schedule.

Garcia, with his recognitions here in the Philippines–MOR101.9 Best New Artist in 2014 and New Male Recording Artist of the Year at the PMPC Star Awards for Music 2015, has pushed him to do better and expand his horizons.

It was an honor for him to sang along with Geneva Cruz, Dessa, Jessica Sanchez, KZ Tandingan, Aegis, Sheryn Regis, and Jed Madela.
As an artist, he takes pride in some of the recognitions he earned like the Asian Excellence Awards 2016‘s Oustanding Recording Artist, Gawad Musika 2017‘s Best Male Recording Artist of the Year, and a WCOPA Multi Medalist.

Garcia was also the RNB Artist at the Spotlight Awards 2018 in Los Angeles. He’s the only Filipino nominated at Asians on Film Festival 2019 in Hollywood for Best Music Video.

Apart from performing, he recently established his own business with his wife, a limited liability company (LLC). The sole proprietorship’s name is Starlink Productions. His company has produced three Geneva Cruz shows as well as the Gazini Ganados’ Meet-and-Greet.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Casino Filipino, RED Entertainment, Village Pipol join forces for VP Choice Awards 2019

VP Choice Awards (VPCA), the most-awaited night of the year, is finally happening on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Casino Filipino, Manila Bay. In fact, this will be the biggest gathering of celebrities, brands, and online

Presented by Casino Filipino and produced by Red Entertainment and Village Pipol Magazine aims to honor the best in these three industries — travel, lifestyle, and entertainment. All winners will be chosen through online votes (50%), editorial team deliberation (30%), and panel of experts (20%). With 50 awards at stake and more than 300 nominees, expect nothing but a night filled of glitz, glamour, and appreciation.

VP Choice Awards is an award-giving body, which gives recognition to the brightest stars in showbiz industry, to brands who excel in their field, and to
deserving individuals who show brilliance in their craft.

The event is hosted by Jin Macapagal and Ashley Ortega, with live performances by Lady Gagita, Ming Torayno, Yuki Ito, and XOXO. Moreover, catch the red carpet interview by JV Cruz through Facebook and YouTube

Who will reign prime and supreme? Find out this year’s winners of VP Choice Awards on Thursday.

For more information, follow VP Choice Awards Facebook page or visit the

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Night Shift starring Yam Concepcion showing this January 22,2020

Writer/director Yam Laranas and actress Yam Concepcion work together for the first time in “Night
Shift”, Viva Films’ first horror presentation in cooperation with Alliud Entertainment for the year 2020.

Set in a hospital morgue, the movie revolves around a pathologist’s assistant named Jessie who’s working on a straight shift one stormy night. She doesn’t believe in the afterlife, but she is suddenly creeped out by the strange sounds that seem to be coming from the cadavers. She cannot shake off the feeling that they seem to be coming back to life. As her fear intensifies, Jessie begins to ponder on the idea of the Final Judgment. And if indeed the day has come that people rise from the dead, she is tormented about meeting her own end.

Yam Laranas has been praised for his previous horror movies, such as “Aurora” (2018), “The Road”
(2011), and “Sigaw” (2004), for which he won a Special Award at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF).

In an interview conducted by on how to make a horror movie, Laranas said, “I want to see what’s real out there and I translate them into (a) real scary (story) because that has a connection to a lot of people…It becomes relatable. And when you translate that into something horrifying, it touches people’s fears, nightmares and skeletons in their closet.”

He also added that “location is another character in a horror film. It is where fear and paranoia are

This statement is well depicted in the movie trailer where Yam Concepcion is seen all alone in cold
hallways with flickering lights, a room with rows of beds with cadavers, Yam running from what appears to be a group of zombies, and more.

The director also points out the importance of music in elevating the fear and enhancing the mood of the horror movie. That’s why he has teamed up once again with the award-winning gentlemen ( Oscar
Fogelström and Albert Michael Idioma) that created the music and sound for “Aurora”.

“I am impressed how efficient every single one is in the team,” wrote Yam Concepcion in one of her
Instagram posts that shows her in the set of their movie. She commends director Yam Laranas for being a good leader that runs the whole production. She further wrote, “So lucky to be part of this movie project and to be working with all of you.” .

This is Yam’s first lead role in a horror movie. She was very convincing as a villain in the drama series “Halik” on ABS-CBN, it’s about time she shows us her acting prowess in the horror genre, especially with the big twist that the movie has in store.

Night Shift” opens in cinemas on January 22, 2020.