New­comer Kevin chal­lenged by ‘Adik’

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JUST A THOUGHT: “Our back­ground and cir­cum­stances may have in­flu­enced who we are, but we are re­spon­si­ble for who we be­come.” – Bar­bara Geraci


One best way to jump­start an act­ing ca­reer is to play a dif­fi­cult role in a movie, prefer­ably one’s first.

This way, the ac­tor on hand, depend­ing on his per­for­mance, im­me­di­ately cre­ates an im­pact on his au­di­ence, the in­dus­try in­cluded.

Those be­hind the start-up ca­reer of Kevin Pobla­cion, a ba­lik­bayan from Canada, are well aware of this. They have tai­lor­made a role for him as the male lead in “Adik,” de­scribed as an ad­vo­cacy film by di­rec­tor Neal Tan for BJP Film Pro­duc­tion.

Kevin con­sid­ers do­ing the film a big learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. It made him re­al­ize so many things in his life. The young man grew up in com­fort­able sur­round­ings, fin­ished two years of col­lege back home with tourism as his ma­jor.

“Adik” is one of sev­eral films that took

part re­cently in Cine Lokal, an arm of the Film De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil of the Philip­pines.

Play­ing key roles in the film are Ara Mina, Rosanna Ro­ces, Gino Ilus­tre, Liz Alin­do­gan.

We had the priv­i­lege to watch parts of the film dur­ing a re­cent event and came out quite im­pressed with Kevin’s reg­is­ter on screen. With more pol­ish and ad­di­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, this young man can de­velop into a good ac­tor one day soon.

For one, he’s got the pas­sion for act­ing. The cam­era loves him, too. Let’s give him the push then. GOAL IS TO FLY HIGH: Kevin was born on Aug. 5, 1995 in Win­nipeg, Canada. His par­ents were orig­i­nally from Ba­di­an­gan, Iloilo City. Af­ter fin­ish­ing a Tourism and Flight At­ten­dant Course in Cana­dian Tourism Col­lege in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, Kevin worked briefly as a cashier at an A&W store but yearned for an act­ing ca­reer in Manila. He en­rolled in ABS-CBN’s act­ing work­shop un­der Rhyan Car­los. Ini­tially, he found it hard to cry, how­ever.

FOREIGNER IN ONE’S COUN­TRY: Be­ing a new­bie and a foreigner in your own home­land is dif­fi­cult; mak­ing a name for your­self is even harder.

Kevin is de­ter­mined to make it work for him, thanks to ever sup­port­ive par­ents who are be­hind his first film.

KEVIN Pobla­cion

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