Actor John Lloyd Cruz received another recognition for his portrayal in Erik Matti’s film Honor Thy Father, the Star Asia award, in the 2016 New York Asian Film Festival. The festival will be held in the United States from June 22 to July 5.
John Lloyd is the first Filipino and South East Asian actor to receive the award. Two other Asians are to be honored in the film festival – Lee Byung-hun of South Korea and Hong Kong’s Miriam Yeung received the same award.
Aside from ohn Lloyd, new actress Therese Malvar will be receiving the Screen International Rising Star Asia award at the film festival.
John Lloyd and Therese will be attending the screenings of “Honor Thy Father” Ralston Jover’s “Hamog” respectively.