En­ter ‘Deadma Walk­ing’ ‘beshie’ movie for ev­ery­body

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JUST A THOUGHT: Be­ing funny is be­ing awake to the ab­sur­dity of nor­malcy. – Bob Mankoff

BESHIE’S GOT A FRIEND: It is said that ev­ery­one needs at least one true friend in life. But in the case of John, the lead char­ac­ter in the up­com­ing movie “Deadma Walk­ing,” he needs one in death, too.

Such is the re­cur­ring theme in said com­edy-drama, de­scribed as the new beshie movie for ev­ery­body.

For­tu­nately for John, his beshie Mark proves to be a friend through and through.

The col­or­ful story of Mark and John’s friendship is at the heart of the film that prom­ises to tickle the funny bones and at the same time pull the heart­strings of movie au­di­ences young and old alike, male, fe­male, and ev­ery­one in be­tween.

“Deadma Walk­ing” of­fers a rare tri­fecta of com­edy, drama, and musical from a script that was al­ready a win­ner way be­fore pro­duc­tion on the film started – it copped the 2nd Prize in last year’s Car­los Palanca Awards for Lit­er­a­ture.

“Na-at­tract ako agad sa friendship na te­mang pe­likula,” notes the movie’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Rex Tiri of T-Rex Entertainment, the com­pany that made the re­cent crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial hit “Patay Na Si He­sus.”

Rex says, “Bi­hira na ang kat­u­lad ng pagkakaibi­gan nina Mark at John. Nakakatawa at nakakataba ng puso ang sto­rya. Pagk­abasa ko ng script sabi ko kaa­gad kay Eric (Cabahug), the writer, “Kailan tayo magshushoot?’”

JOROSS AND EDGAR AL­LAN SO NAT­U­RAL: Bring­ing the BFF char­ac­ters to life on­screen are mul­ti­awarded ac­tors Joross Gam­boa, in the role of John, and Edgar Al­lan Guz­man, play­ing Mark. The two are best friends in real life whose friendship goes way back to when Joross was just start­ing out in show­biz. In fact, EA (Edgar Al­lan’s nick­name) got his start in the in­dus­try as one of Joross’ back-up dancers to­gether with Ger­ald An­der­son, who makes a cameo in the movie in a very spe­cial role.

“Su­per nat­u­ral and easy na ang chem­istry nila to­gether,” notes Deadma’s di­rec­tor, Julius Al­fonso, a long­time as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of Joel La­man­gan, Chi­toRoño, and Chris Martinez. “And it shows on­screen. You’ll feel it.”

More real-life friends helped make “Deadma...” one of the most starstud­ded Pinoy movies in years. The long list of celebrity cameos in­cludes Joross and EA’s pals Pi­olo Pas­cual and Iza Calzado, and T-Rex Entertainment’s

good friend Vin Abrenica. For their part, Eu­gene Domingo and Di­rek Joel have come out to sup­port Di­rek Julius.

WHAT NE­TI­ZENS SAY: The film’s friendship theme has car­ried over to the feed­back from ne­ti­zens on the teaser trailer. Many com­menters have called on their friends to watch the movie as a barkada­date when it opens in cin­e­mas.

“We call our sup­port­ers ‘Dead­ma­tol­o­gists,’” notes Rex. “Thank­ful kami sa sup­port nila at con­fi­dent kam­ing magu­gus­tuhan nila ang movie. We won’t dis­ap­point them. Over our ‘deadma’ bod­ies!”

Other ne­ti­zens praise the movie’s other as­pects in­clud­ing its fresh story and the per­for­mances. “An­other taste of fresh Filipino film. Ex­cited na akong ma­panood ito!” en­thuses Mary Joy Alonso, while Carmela Ban­ico raves, “Joross is soooo much win!”

For up­dates, check out the Face­book pages of Deadma Walk­ing and T-Rex Entertainment.

JOROSS Gam­boa and Edgar Al­lan Guz­man el­e­vated to lead roles in ‘Deadma Walk­ing’.

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