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Award-Winning Indie Film Nominated in New York City

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by MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (Social Dragon PR) September 20,2016

INCinema’s Award-winning indie film “Walang Take Two” (No Second Take) directed by award-winning director Carlo Cuevas definitely making some noise. Early this year, the film were recognized from London International Film Festival to Jakarta Film Festival and  bagged the Best Film and Cinematography from Madrid Film Festival. Apart from that, the indie film from the Philippines has come along way, “Walang Take Two” is the official selection for International Film Festival of Manhattan in New York City on October 20, 2016 and chosen as the opening film in Manhattan. In addition, also nominated for “Best Ensemble Acting Award” for feature film.

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Cuevas said,” I am so thankful and bless that Walang Take Two won all these awards, I dedicate this award to all the staff and the team” .

“There are no second takes,” is what Hapi, a frustrated film director, always hears from his father Mang Julian, a retired videographer. Together with his best friends, Caloy and Onyok, he searches for potential producers who will finance his movie script. Out of options, they borrow from a known local loan shark named Alfajor, only to be stolen by the mischievous Oblax.

Striving to fulfill his dreams, looking for ways to pay his debt and with a struggling love life on the side, Hapi painfully learns that he has to be careful in his decisions before it is too late, because there are choices one might make in this life that can never be taken back– proving the wisdom behind his father’s ususal quip that sometimes there are no second takes.

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For more details and of International Film Festival of Manhattan log on http://iffmnewyork.com

 

 

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International Indie Actor Making A Name for Himself

International Indie Actor Making a Name for himself

From Stageplay to Indie Film

by MJ Racadio

Jogn Stevenson Tabangay as Hapi of "Hapi ang Buhay"
John Stevenson Tabangay as Hapi of “Hapi ang Buhay”
From Left, Luis Pedron of IFFM, the Author, to Right John Stevenson Tabangay
From Left, Luis Pedron of IFFM, the Author, to Right John Stevenson Tabangay. Photo Credit: Mariebeth Racadio (International Correspondent)

April 21, 2016 (Social Dragon PR)

Quezon City, Philippines.
Tall, dark and handsome with great charisma. Friday eve, sat down with John Stevenson Tabangay, he was ecstatic with our interview. By the way, its his first-time solo article after the world premiere of “Walang Take Two” (No Second Take) and currently star in a spin-off “Hapi ang Buhay” directed by Carlo Cuevas which recently won Best Director in an International Film Festival in London. Let’s find out what his humble beginnings.

What motivates you to become an actor?
It motivates me to become an actor, first thing I wanna help my family to provide for them. Secondly, I was bullied before and show them that I can do it. Finally, I thank INCinema and Ka EVM for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent.

Who are your inspirations?
My family inspired me a lot to push this kind of career, they gave me moral support and also my friend inside the Church of Christ. In terms of acting, I followed the career of John Lloyd Cruz, he’s a very good actor.

What are your hobbies?
I play volleyball, badminton, track & field. My latest hobby is travelling and exploring the Philippines.

with John Stevenson Tabangay
Selfie with John Stevenson Tabangay

According to John, he started acting at his locale stageplay until got discovered for “Walang Take Two” (No Second Take) he played as struggling film-maker facing personal and family problems.  The spin-off currently being aired at Net 25 produced by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.

What advise can you share for those wanted to do acting?

“My advice also there’s a great friend told me that steven always remember humility is a virtue, guys it’s very important na tayo ay humble lagi huwag lalaki ang ulo or magiging mayabang and let us all share the blessing na narerecieve natin sabi nga give and take. So guys if your passion po ay maging actor/actresses go lang God will guide you!”

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