Brillante Mendoza featured in History Channel on Jan. 14!

Cannes award-winning director Brillante Mendoza is set to appear in an episode of “Around the World with Voyager” on the History Channel this month.

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“Around the World with Voyager”, which premiered last November 28, aims to trace the evolution of five Asian cities (Manila, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam) through the eyes of a local icon, according to the description posted on History’s website.

The show is hosted by Singapore-based Canadian photographer Scott Woodward, who travels on the John Walker & Sons Voyager yacht.

The Manila episode will be aired at 11 p.m. on January 14 (Monday), with Mendoza expected to share how he “blazed the way for other Filipino filmmakers to take the world stage.”

“For the first stop, Brillante takes Scott to the University of Santo Tomas, one of the country’s oldest institutions, where he majored in advertising. From there, Brillante launched a successful career as a production designer, working on successful commercials for famous international and homegrown brands.

But Brillante wanted something more,” the episode guide read, adding that Scott will also feature the Quiapo Church and Mendoza’s secret hideaway known as the “Secret Garden.”

Mendoza’s film entry “Thy Womb” at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival won numerous awards, including Best Director for Mendoza, Best Actress for lead star Nora Aunor, as well as Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Story, the Gender Sensitivity Special Award and the Gatpuno Villegas Award.

2012 was a great year for Mendoza and for his film “Thy Womb,” he and Nora Aunor won top honors at the prestigious 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia. They also bagged the coveted critics award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.

 

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6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Nora Aunor and Brillante Mendoza won Winners List revealed!

Nora Aunor won the Best Performance by an Actress award for her performance in “Thy Womb.” She bestedCho Min-soo for “Pieta” (Korea), Darya Ekamasova for “Zila bila odna baba” (Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman) from Russia, Humaima Malick for “Bol” (Pakistan), and Vidya Balan for “The Dirty Picture” (India).

On the other hand, “Thy Womb” director Brillante Mendoza was named Best Director. He defeated Anurag Kashyap for “Gangs of Wasseypur” (India), Cheng Er for “Lethal Hostage” (China), Khosro Masoumi for “Khers” (Iran) and Reis Çelik for “Lal gece” (Night of Silence) from Turkey.

The 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards was held on Friday night, November 23, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

Here is the list of winners for the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards:

BEST FEATURE FILM:
“Beyond The Hill” (Turkey, Greece)

Highly commended:
“Nameless Gangster: Rules Of The Time” (Republic of Korea)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM:
“In My Mother’s Arms” (Iraq, UK, Netherlands)

Highly commended:
“Planet Of Snail” (Republic of Korea, Japan, Finland)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
“A Letter To Momo” (Japan)

BEST CHILDREN’S FEATURE FILM:
“The Mirror Never Lies” (Indonesia)

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING:
Brillante Mendoza, “Thy Womb” (Philippines)

Highly commended:
Cheng Er, Lethal Hostage (China)

BEST SCREENPLAY:
Reis Çelik, “Night Of Silence”

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Touraj Aslani, “Rhino Season” (Iraqi-Kurdistan,Turkey)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR:
Choi Min-sik, “Nameless Gangster: Rules Of The Time” (Korea)

Highly commended:
Lior Ashkenazi, “Footnote” (Israel)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS:
Nora Aunor, “Thy Womb” (Philippines)

Highly commended:
Darya Ekamasova, “Once Upon A Time There Lived A Simple Woman” (Russia)

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL JURY GRAND PRIZE:
Anurag Kashyap for his direction of Gangs Of Wasseypur (India)
Cho Min-soo for her performance in Pieta (Korea)

Highly commended:
Joseph Cedar for his screenplay for Footnote

UNESCO AWARD:
Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan), director Wei Te-sheng, producers John Woo, Terence Chang.

APSA FIAPF Award:
Ryuichi Sakamoto, composer

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Brillante Mendoza collaborates with Star Cinema for a movie casting coup?

Reports have it that Brillante Mendoza will colaborate with Star Cinema to produce his up-coming movie!

The movie in mind is the one which will star Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos and Coco Martin. This is going to be a movie to watch out for, only the best in the entertainment industry.

But, the schedule of the stars will be a determining factor for the project to be fulfilled.  They all wanted the movie to be made, but their own schedules prevents them to do the movie this soon.

Are you excited to see the up-coming movie collaboration?

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Nora, Vilma and Coco Martin in the works!

Veteran actresses Superstar Nora Aunor and Star for All Season Vilma Santos together with the actor of the season Coco Martin in one movie!

This is a film project by famed director Brillante Mendoza. Mendoza revealed that he already received a positive response from the Suprstar and the Star for All Seasons, the factor to start filming is the schedule of the stars. Coco Martin is already a go with this project.

This is what Mendoza said:

“Alam mo naman. Kasi ako, ang requirement ko sa artista, kapag magkatrabaho kami, dapat one hundred percent sa akin ‘yung schedule.”

“Walang problema kay Ate Guy. Wala ring problema kay Ate Vi. Ang problema lang talaga is the schedule.”

The story will revolve around a legitimate and illegitimate wife and Coco playing the son. That is as far as we can reveal.

Are you excited to see Nora, Vilma and Coco in one movie?

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