Baby F. Go, whom the local entertainment media has labeled as queen of indie films after the movies she produced in the previous years had earned accolades in international film festivals, is back on the grind.
Last week, she called her media friends for a small gathering at the Marco Polo in Ortigas Centre to announce her production outfit’s latest project, a horror film to be megged by Joey Romerowho said it will be filmed mostly in Baby’s home city Dumaguete. The Romeros are also from that famous Visayan city.
The project goes under the working title Hipnotismo and comes right after the completion of another BG Productions International project titled Latay with Allen Dizon and Lovi Poe. Ralston Joverdirected the now in post-production film.
Also present during the mediacon were the film’s lead players like the Kapamilya lead actress and star of the series Kadenang Ginto Beauty Gonzales and fellow Kapamilya, the hunk actor Enzo Pineda. Introducing in the film is Mr. World Philippines JB Saliva.
Also presented to the media was Polo Ravaleswho will also play an important part in the movie. Although she wasn’t there, Miss Universe 3rd runner up Ariella Aridawas also mentioned that she is in the cast as one of the many interesting characters of the gothic film written by Eric Ramos.
BG Talents that also play important roles in the films include Kate Brios, Wayne Calderonand Winter Calderon,
The story of Hipnotismorevolves about newly weds played by Beauty and Enzo who decided to spend their honeymoon in Dumaguete.
They live in an old house replete with tales that will later make their honeymoon a nightmare.
Joey Romero is the son of filmmaker Eddie Romero, a "national artist for film.”
Joey had directed horror films in the past including Vampirastarring "diamond star" Maricel Soriano. It was voted the best film by the YCC (Young Critics Circle). Romero collaborated for the screenplay with award winning Eric Ramos who also wrote the forthcomingRainbow's Sunset, an official entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
" Passion ko na talaga ang pag-prodyus ng pelikula. Hindi mawawala sa sistema ko ang paggawa ng pelikula sa aking kumpanya. Matagal ko ng pangarap ang makapag-prodyus ng"horror film". Nakakatuwa na saDumaguete, kung saan ako pinanganak at lumaki ang location. I-explore sa movie ang kagandahan ng Dumaguete (It has been always my passion to produce movies. And that passion will always be part of my company. I have always wished that I could produce a “horror film’ and I am glad I am now. I am also happy that it will be shot where I was born and the film will explore the beauty of Dumaguete, " Baby Go told me before she ended the mediacon.