TV director Dominic Zapata describes The World Between Us, a romantic drama that sees the reunion of Alden Richards and Jasmine Custis Smith on the small screen, as an epic love story that tackles love in different levels and forms. . Speaking to Manila Standard Entertainment, the esteemed director shared what made him fall in love with the story and what makes the series, which premieres tonight on GMA, another for the books. âIt’s an epic love story that has spanned 25 years. When I first read the material I fell in love with it, especially the way it makes you fall in love and the way it makes you think everything is fine and then it goes in a certain direction Â», Began the television director. âIt’s a love story on so many levels and in so many ways. It is not only romantic, it is also the love between a mother and her child, the love between brothers and sisters and between friends. I find it more about nowadays because the pandemic has thought about us how to love in different ways, we have rediscovered love and that is what it is about, âhe added. Actor Tom Rodriguez and a host of senior actors and new talent add fun to Alden and Jasmine’s already interesting tandem.
âI only draw energy from everyone. This is how I work. When there is so much energy on set, when you feel the energy of Alden, Tom and Jasmine looking for new avenues to express their art, and you have these young artists and veterans sharing their contributions, it’s so dynamic when you combine everything from the cast. Aside from the good material and a host of people who are passionate about this story, the cast makes this show really good, âZapata said. In the series, Alden takes on the remarkable role of Louie Asuncion, the intelligent orphan who has a penchant for inventing gadgets and who will fight his way to prove himself worthy of Lia’s love; Jasmine who is ready to wow audiences with her fascinating portrayal of Lia Libradilla, the adorable and compassionate youngest member of the wealthy Libradilla family who will fall in love with Louie despite their differences; and Kapuso lead actor Tom in his most quirky role to date as Brian Libradilla, the stubborn and headstrong elder of the Libradilla family who never sees Louie as his equal and disapproves of his affection for Lia. Alden, who was initially afraid to take on the role of Louie, admits that the depth of his character made him accept the project. âWhen we started to read the script, iba ‘yung binabasa mo na siya de naririnig mo lang’ yung kuwento. It kindled the fire in me to create this character that is very relatable. With the cast, the story, the director, I think this will be one of my best TV series in five years. âNo offense to my other projects because I learned from them, but this project is something different. I wake up every morning not because I can’t wait to work but it’s because of the project. We’re continuing filming to meet the demands of our characters, and I think everyone on the show is feeling the way, âAlden said. Jasmine, in turn, reveals what is the secret of her undeniable onscreen chemistry with Alden, “Pareho kaming in love his characters namin and his story nilang dalawa so the chemistry is so much easier kasi ramdam mo ‘yung kilig ng character mo. We already did some projects and although lang ‘yun was short lived, it was still enough to build a good base. I’m grateful because it’s so fun and easy to work with Alden. During this Time, Tom shares how he resonates with the complexity of his character: “At first glance, this may seem like mahirap maka-relate kay Brian. But as I read the script even more, one thing became so clear: it is a hurt person. Having been hurt myself in my life, maybe not to the same extent as him, I wonder what makes him so. I realized that he was only hungry for love and affection.
Playing equally essential roles, two of the country’s best dramatic actresses, Dina Bonnevie as Rachel Libradilla, the matriarch of the Libradilla family and CEO of Prime Mobile, who has a strong moral compass, and Jaclyn Jose as Yachie Delgado, the loving and protective matron of The Libradilla family who is full of wisdom but keeps a dark secret. Making this series even grander is the sparkling cast roster including Sid Lucero, Kelley Day, Yana Asistio, Jericho Arceo and Donn Boco with special participation from Glydel Mercado. Witness Louie and Lia’s thrilling love story in The World Between Us – directed by esteemed director Dominic Zapata and assistant director Aya Topacio – which begins tonight. Viewers abroad can also follow the program via GMA Pinoy TV. It will also be available to stream through iQiyi International or IQ.com for subscribers in the Philippines. * * *
Second. Mark Villar and Missionary Artist Kristine Lim Honor DPWH 123rd Anniversary
During Philippine Independence Month, the Department of Public Works and Roads also celebrated its 123rd anniversary. In a simple but intimate occasion led by Sec. Mark Villar, some of the ministry officials attend the official presentation ceremony of a commemorative painting titled HALIGI (Salmo 18: 2) by Kristine Lim, also known as “artist on mission” to mark the momentous occasion.
HALIGI (Salmo 18: 2), pays homage to the strength of our Lord which is in each of us. The same force resonates through the efforts of all who are dedicated and constantly committed to successfully forging the projects and developments of DPWH and its leaders for our country in this time of pandemic. Secretary Villar has been an integral part of all developments and achievements of Build! To build! To build! projects of the Administration through the Department of Public Works and Roads. Whatever the challenges of the pandemic, it continued and the whole department held on, opening up new developments and infrastructure one after another. The official turnover ceremony took place in the lobby of the DPWH head office. The painting was donated by Sustainable PH & Christian + Collective with the cooperation of Galerie Francesca. During the ceremony and to everyone’s surprise, Lim presented a portrait of DPWH Sec. Villar to him who was paid and ordered to her by supporters of the secretary. Called Victors of Mark Villar, it was founded by groups of men and women who believe in and support the goals, visions and efforts of Sec. Mark Villar has been and will continue to be the building blocks and foundation of this country towards continued growth, development and victory.
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