Dy­namic Duo

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GMA‑7’s cre­ative ge­niuses Do­minic Zapata (left) and Don Michael Perez talked about their pas­sion project,

Mu­lawin vs. Ravena, dur­ing the fan­taserye’s grand press con­fer­ence last May 15 at the Hive Ho­tel & Con­ven­tion Place in Barangay South Tri­an­gle, Que­zon City. Do­minic—who di­rected the orig­i­nal

Mu­lawin in 2004 and is co‑di­rect­ing its 2017 se­quel with Don Michael, the show’s cre­ator—spoke of the se­ries and paid trib­ute to his co‑direc­tor dur­ing the press­con.

In his speech be­fore the press, Di­rek Do­minic said:

“First of all, it’s not a re­make, it’s a se­quel… Sasabi­hin nila, ‘A, bakit di ka nakaisip ng bagong show?’ Alam n’yo, sa to­too lang, mas madal­ing gu­mawa ng bagong show… Mas mahi­rap gu­mawa ng se­quel na maghi‑hit. Alam ’yan sa pe­likula, alam ’yan sa TV.

“E, bakit pa rin namin gi­nawa? Be­cause I think Don Michael Perez has cre­ated… Kung merong gen­er­a­tion noon na gu­mawa ng Darna, ’yong gen­er­a­tion natin, masasabi natin na nak­a­gawa ng dalawa—ang En­can­ta­dia ’tsaka Mu­lawin. We owe it to that fran­chise na ipag­pat­u­loy natin ’yon para hindi siya nakakalimu­tan… Hindi dahil nagyaya­bang si Di­rek Don, he re­ally just has a story to tell.”

Writer‑direc­tor Don Michael, for his part, said that do­ing the Mu­lawin se­quel is a dream come true for him:

“Twelve years ago, when Di­rek Do­minic and I were still start­ing out, he was al­ready a direc­tor and I was a writer… While we were do­ing Mu­lawin,

alam namin na we were do­ing some­thing im­por­tant but we didn’t think that it was go­ing to be this ma­jor.

“So we worked on this project for about two years. 2004, lum­abas ’yong unang Mu­lawin se­ries, and then

we did the movie noong 2005. Doon sa dalawang taon na ’yon, ’yon ang nag­ing buhay namin. Af­ter that, kahit nag­pa­pahinga ’yong Mu­lawin, hindi siya nat­u­log in our heads… In fact, na­pa­panagini­pan ko siya nang madalas. So, hon­estly, this se­quel is a dream come true for me.”

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