Aside from producing concerts, Marvin Agustin also wants to get into producing movies this year.
After reprising his role as Ai-Ai De las Alas’s eldest son in the Metro Manila Film Fest blockbuster Enteng Ng Ina Mo
, Marvin Agustin said he is looking forward to working on more projects in front of and behind the camera this year.
“I still have my restaurant business and then I’m expanding the concert production to entertainment production which is TV, movies, and other media,” he shared.
The 32-year-old actor has already been engaged in producing concerts for over two years now and has been responsible for bringing in foreign acts like Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, and Miley Cyrus.
Marvin said that part of his concert wish list include acts like Madonna and his favorite bands Coldplay and U2. “Matutwa ang mga kapatid ko at mama ko
if ever si
Madonna. Hindi ko alam, hindi ko sinasabing kami magdadala sa kanya dito pero
if ever that would happen, even just to be an audience lang
with my family. She’s my family’s favorite. I guess lahat naman ng mga Pinoy sino ba namang hindi
Madonna? My dream talaga
is U2. It’s just that stadium ang kailangan nila
eh and we don’t have a stadium yet. I’m also a fan of Coldplay. I’m a fan of Justin Timberlake. Marami akong gusto
. I’m a music lover,” he says during the FTX Gym opening last January 5 in Salcedo Village, Makati.
Marvin admitted he derives fulfillment from being a concert producer. “It’s not really about the business because for me it’s about making Filipinos happy, making their dreams come true for something. Like bringing the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus sa mga bata. Mga
acts na kung hindi mo dadalhin dito,
a lot of Filipinos can’t really travel abroad or outside the Philippines to watch their idols. Masyadong mahal
if we go to Hong Kong, Singapore, US, or Europe to watch our favorite acts so I guess in that aspect nakakatulong, nakakapagpasaya.
When we bring them here and then pag nag-perform na, pagtingin mo sa likod
everyone’s dancing, everyone’s singing, that’s a fulfillment talaga na nakaka-
addict na parang
you’re hosting a party for the Filipinos,” he explained.
The actor said he does not believe that bringing in foreign acts takes away the audience from local performers. “No, that’s not true. Ganun kagaling ang
OPM, ganun ang
Filipino artista. Kahit gaano karaming
foreign artists dumating dito, hindi mapapalitan ang
OPM. That serves actually as an inspiration to Filipino artists, they actually love to see their idols come here. Mga
fanatics din kami. Maski ako, artista ako,
fanatic ako ng mga
foreign acts. So sila rin
, whenever I get to talk to them, ang ganda pa nga kasi parang napu-
push sila na gawin pang mas maganda yung mga
Because ang daming
acts dito na pumupunta
and they have to give Filipinos more entertaining shows and concerts. It’s actually a challenge for them,” he said.
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