Newcomer Kevin challenged by ‘Adik’
JUST A THOUGHT: “Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” – Barbara Geraci
JUMPSTARTING A CAREER:
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.