Sunday, 10 March 2013

Coming Soon: Ang Misis ni Mayor


Starring Marife Necesito as running mayor, Julio Diaz as Governor, Marco Morales, and Angie Ferro as mother of the Mayor. ACRR MEMBERS> Rubell Flores, Recel Caluya,Evelyn Luntayao,Karen Velo, Al Ranario,Patrick Cabarle, Jhunmagx Maglangit, Jhonrey Bayron, Micheal Tabuena & Diane Doroteo as, Magsasaka na nag Rarally, Supporter ni Mayor at ni Gov.  From Eightfold Path Cinema, this political-drama film (written and directed by Archie del Mundo) is the first starring role of Ms. Marife Necesito, an underrated TV-film-stage actress who has done international films such as Mammoth.

Synopsis of the Film

Melba is the wife of a slain farmer-leader whose murder is attributed to an incumbent governor. She goes to the city to appeal the case and to seek out a new life after the tragedy. Working as a staff member at the office of City Councilor MARTIN MORALES, she is introduced to the life inside politics. Eventually she will be deeply involved, as her decision to marry the budding politician lays a carefully planned agenda. Marife Necesito is ‘Melba’ in ‘ANG MISIS NI MEYOR’

Bayani San Diego writes : It’s her toughest role so far and indie actress Marife Necesito isn’t just referring to her onscreen job. She serves as producer, as if playing the titular character in Archie del Mundo’s “Misis ni Meyor (international title: The Corruption of Melba)” wasn’t challenging enough. Necesito, who shared the screen with Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal in “Mammoth,” admitted that she went into film production so that she’d get to portray the roles that have eluded her thus far in the local scene.

Del Mundo explained: “In spite of her body of work, she still doesn’t win the roles that she deserves.” Hard-hitting drama In “Misis,” she finally gets to inhabit the life of a complex woman: A former activist who marries a small-town politician to avenge the death of her farmer-husband. The film is a hard-hitting drama on crooked political dynasties, she explained. Still, the main challenge for her is juggling her onscreen and off-screen roles. “In the film, my character undergoes a transformation. She started poor, but suddenly becomes rich,” she said. She wants to focus on her character, but she also has to tackle the big and small problems of a neophyte producer. “Especially since we have huge scenes in the movie like political rallies and lavish parties,” she related. “The film entails a lot of planning … and sometimes unexpected additional costs. You can get distracted by production details.” Del Mundo recalled that he had made a deal with his actor-producer before shooting started: “I told her that if we have to argue, we should discuss things professionally. We listen to each other’s ideas.” Has her baptism of fire in “Misis” made her more sympathetic to other producers? Not really. “Instead I’ve become more sensitive to the plight of the small workers in the industry,” she confessed. “I feel guilty that we have to work long hours, but that’s one of the realities of making an indie film.”


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