Gabriela Silang Movie in The Works,Tin Patriomonio Takes The Role!

Gabriela Silang Movie in The Works,Tin Patriomonio Takes The Role!

Feb 03

Pinoy Big Brother ex-housemate Tin Patrimonio is going to be launched in a film as one of the first Filipino woman to lead a revolt against Spanish colonizers, Maria Josefa Gabriela Silang or simply called ‘Gabriela Silang‘. The biopic of Philippines’ figure of woman empowerment as evident in the name of the leftist party Gabriela is written by Frank Rivera (Jose Rizal: iba’t ibang Pananaw, 2005) and will be directed by Carlo Norman Maceda.

The most recent historical drama are Mark Meily’s El Presidente and Richard Somes’ Supremo. And with a Gabriela Silang movie in the works I wonder if we’ll see more from this genre in local theaters soon!

You know what’s interesting about Filipino historical drama films? Well, they’re the most expensive if not the hardest to make. Everything has to be practical and apt to the time period the story is set. So almost everything has to be tailor-made! Did you know that El Presidente reportedly costs around P150-million? It can be that expensive!

Interestingly, did you also know that Richard Somes’ Supremo had little to no budget that it took years in production? And yet they were able to pull off a good Filipino historical drama  film. But why is that?

While the production a movie solely depends on the budget. If there’s is time, determination and great minds behind a project anything is possible! I wonder how much would it cost to adapt Gabriela Silang’s story into the big screen. :-D

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