With the success of 'Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme,' actor-producer Piolo Pascual admits he wants to come out with more quality films by next year.
Apart from starring in the Kapamilya teleserye Dahil Sa Pag-ibig,
Piolo Pascual has found success as executive producer of the comedy hit Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme
which he produced under Spring Films along with friends in the industry which also includes the film’s director Joyce Bernal and Shayne Sarte and Erickson Raymundo among others.
Piolo said he is happy with the feedback they have gotten after the film’s one-week run. “We’re just really thankful kasi kahit anong
endeavor naman natin
we want it to be successful, to be accepted, na tangkilikin
. So we’re happy kasi dito sa
second venture namin sa
film, sabi ko nga sa mga ka-
partner namin dun, kailangan kumita yung pelikula kasi dito nakasalalay yung
Spring Films para makagawa pa kami ng maraming pelikula
. With the help of Star Cinema and ABS-CBN we were able to reach our target. I don’t know the official figure pero
we reached P100M nung
Saturday so hopefully before Wednesday maka-P120M, so baka paglabas ng
P400M na (laughs),” he said during Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme
thanksgiving party held last June 25 at the Cerchio restaurant in Quezon City.
The hunky producer admitted he did not want to have any expectations when it comes to ticket sales. “No hindi na puwede yung mag
-expect ng sobra, hindi ka puwedeng umasa. Ang inaasahan mo lang yung suporta. Si
Uge (Eugene Domingo) nga nahihiya ako kasi sinasabi ko sa kanya na, ‘Labs pasensiya na, ilang araw na lang bago tayo makahinga.’ Hindi kami hihinga hangga’t hindi naming nasisigurado na naka-
break even o okay na
. So even after one week, naka-
standby pa rin kami
until the weekend when we heard the news na
okay na siya.
It crossed the P100M mark so we just had to throw a thanksgiving party for Uge and the rest of the cast because it was a collective effort. Of course we had a target. We had to reach a certain amount para mag-break even. Close to a P100M,” he explained.
Even though the two Kimmy Dora films have done well, Piolo says it’s too soon for him to claim he is a successful at producing movies. “Hindi pa puwedeng i-
claim yun eh
. A day at a time, kung maging
today, happy ka
then you move on. Siguro
for now happy ka
but of course we have to move forward. Hindi ko naman puwede i-
made ka na
or established producer ka
because it never stops. I still have so much learning to do at the same time, may mga de-
We just want to be better in what we do,” he shared. Piolo also gave a lot of credit to Kimmy Dora
star Eugene. “Si
stake siya sa Kimmy Dora, para sa amin hindi lang siya binigyan ng
script, she’s part of Sprint Films. Kung ano yung
success ng Kimmy Dora, malaki yung pasasalamat namin,
” he added.
Piolo said he is looking forward to producing more quality projects in the future. “We’re still looking at scripts and stories but hopefully one of the three projects that we are working on hindi ko pa masabi eh
(laughs) and then there’s also a teen movie, then there’s another one na siyempre lahat ito dumaan sa matinding
scripting planning so hopefully makagawa din kami ni
Eugene. Of course we’re really inspired ngayon. Sabi nung isang
hopefully maka-tatlo kaming pelikula
next year. It’s a collective effort. Lahat kami
Joyce and Eugene, she gave more than a 100% so tulong-tulong. Kasi parang
we want to inspire others also. Hindi naman puwedeng isang tao lang ang gagawa, kailangan talaga lahat may
faith,” he said.
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