Friday, 8 December 2017

Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman Portray A Different Kind of Gay Role in Deadma Walking

Both of the lead star of Deadma Walking, Joross and Edar has done gay roles in the past but they said that in this film they make sure that they give a different flavor in their character. They said that they based their portrayal in the character itself written in this Palanca awardee screenplay of Deadma Walking.

Deadma Walking starring Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan "EA" Guzman is about two gay best friends who mount a fake wake and funeral. 

With a grade of A from the Cinema Evaluation Board and over four million views of its trailer in just three days,  MMFF 2017 official entry feel good comedy "Deadma Walking" is quickly becoming one of the much-talked-about and most awaited entries of this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.

As of December 6, 2017, Deadma Walking is the only one among the eight MMFF films to receive "A" from the CEB so far.

Based on the screenplay that won the second prize at the Palanca Awards for Literature, the CEB commended Deadma Walking for its fine direction, editing, script, acting and heartwarming message.

The CEB summation stated "Director Julius Alfonso has an auspicious debut film in Deadma Walking which is brilliantly visualized and combines humor. drama and camp to come up with the right mix seldom seen in the yearend festival. 'The comic timing and musical numbers give the film an engaging energy.' according to one Cinema Evaluation Board member."

Furthermore, the government body described the storytelling as "superb", the cinematography as very good and production design as having a wow factor.

The CEB also praised the performances of the entire cast, citing leads EA and Joross as obvious standouts and Dimples Romana who according to CEB, "puts in a good turn."

While Deadma Waking is about dying the CEB highlighted that it celebrates life and friendship by reitirating  that "The gay tragicomedy is different fare for the film fest and does not disappoint."

Netizens are also acknowledging "Deadma Walking" as potential MMFF hit and they are eagerly awaiting its opening on Christmas Day.

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