The 'Tanging Ina' director stresses all is well between him, Ai Ai and Star Cinema's promotions team.
After the star-studded premiere of Star Cinema'rsquo;s Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To last December 20 at the SM Megamall, Director Wenn V. Deramas could not hide his happiness at the reception the movie got from the fans at the premiere. "Iba ang kaligayahan ang meron ako ngayon. Base sa mga reaction ng mga tao, masayang masaya kami ni Ai Ai," he shares with Push.com.ph.
The writer-director admits that the Tanging Ina series has a special meaning for him among all of the movies he has made. "Lagi ko itong sinasabi na number one sa akin ang Tanging Ina. Personal favorite ko ito. Iba ito kasi sa part one, ang dami doong eksena na halaw sa tunay na buhay, sa personal life ko, sa nanay ko. Ang original na tanging ina ay si Nanay at alam din ni Ai Ai yun," he explains.
Wenn says that the idea for the movie first came to him when ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio challenged him to come up with a different kind of story concept. "Kinausap ako ni Ma'rsquo;am Charo to come up with a movie na iiyak ka at tatawa. kay Ma'rsquo;am Charo galing yun, sabi niya, 'lsquo;Pag nagawa ko mo yun, magse-set ka ng bagong trend ng comedy.'rsquo; Sabi ko 'lsquo;Ma'rsquo;am eh di buhay po namin (ang gagamitin). Tinanong niya ano ba yung buhay mo? So kinuwento ko na very painful. Pero ang treatment namin ng pamilya ay may patawa so eto na yun. Kaya siguro ganun ka-successful yung movie kasi tunay eh. Wala akong pretension, wala akong kahit na anong ginawang iba basta naging totoo ako," he shares.
Aside from Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To, Star Cinema also has two other movies entered in the Metro Manila Film Festival this year, Dalaw and RPG Metanoia, this has reportedly sparked issues regarding the amount of exposure with regards to promotions that has been given to Ang Tanging Ina, but Direk Wenn is quick to put the issue to rest. The successful director says he does not harbor any ill-feelings towards Star Cinema and says he has always had good ties with its people."Hindi naman tampo, kasi Sir Roxy, (Roxy Liquigan is Star Cinema'rsquo;s AdProm Head) ay kaibigan kong matalik mula pa sa Teatro Tomasino sa UST ay magkasama na kami, ganun din si Mico Del Rosario (Star Cinema 'amp; TV Synergy Specialist) na nakasama ko pa sa isang stage play. Hindi tampo ang tawag doon. Siguro may hinanap lang. Mayroong hinanap, pinagpaliwanagan. Pero naayos na ng maayos na maayos at walang kaso. Never nagkatampuhan," he stresses.