The newest tourism film hopes to showcase the beauty of the the third largest island in the Philippines.
During their contract-signing for the newest BluArt Productions tourism film A Spark in Samar, Empress Schuck, Andrea Brillantes, and Kristel Fulgar admitted how excited they were to be playing the three lead roles in the film to be directed by I Found My Heart in Santa Fe director Bona Fajardo. A Spark in Samar tells the story of three complete strangers who try to make peace with their common past in the beautiful province of Samar.
Empress plays the role of Joey, a social entrepreneur and designer who goes to Samar with her boyfriend. In real life, Empress said she does not recall visiting Samar. “Bata pa ako nag-mo-mall show na ako eh so baka nakapunta na ako pero hindi ko matandaan. Pero mag-la-lock in kami dun ng six days so excited ako at saka siyempre makakapag-bonding kaming lahat,” she said during their story conference held last June 4 in Quezon city.
In her first lead role in a film, Kristel said she has been to Samar and cannot wait to go back there again. She plays the role of Mikee, a food and travel blogger. “Nung nagpunta kami ng Leyte pumunta rin kami Samar kasi nag-roadtrip kami. Nag-enjoy naman ako. Saglit lang ako nag-stay dun pero ngayon talaga ma-e-explore ko yung Samar. Happy ako kasi nag-work na kami ni ate Empress sa MMK dati. Pero kaming tatlo halos lagi kaming nagkikita pag mga ASAP. First time din namin makatrabaho si direk Bona,” she shared.
As the youngest cast member, Andrea Brillantes said she is already excited to start shooting in the province soon. “Parang hindi pa ako nakakapunta dun and wala pa ako masyado alam tungkol sa Samar so mas excited ako na ngayon mas madami akong malalaman and ma-i-explore ko siya. Excited ako kasi mahilig ako mag-travel so excited din ako makapunta dun and makita yung Samar,” she said.
The 15-year-old actress is also happy to be paired with her two co-stars whom she is already familiar with having previously worked with Kristel in the teleserye Pangako Sa ‘Yo. “Tagal na din kaming magkakilala ni ate Kristel at saka ni ate Empress so feeling ko hindi naman kami masyadong mahihirapan sa bonding, ganun. Mabait sila,’ she added.