Coney Reyes' Wanda's Wonderful World wins at filmfest in New York

It’s really some Wanda-ful news (pardon the pun)! Because the film is about a woman named Wanda and it’s played by Coney Reyes.

CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special Wanda’s Wonderful Worldearned the respect of international movie critics and enthusiasts winning awards and nominations at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York, on Aug. 4.

Coney Reyes plays Wanda in the award-wiining film for TV  Wanda’s Wonderful World  by CBN Asia

Coney Reyes plays Wanda in the award-wiining film for TV Wanda’s Wonderful World by CBN Asia

Among hundreds of films around the world, the faith-based film that graced last year’s Lent was hailed as the Winner of Best Special Effects in a Narrative Feature, Best Experimental/Most Creative in a Narrative Feature, and Best Lighting in a Narrative Feature.

It also received four nominations for Best Producer in a Narrative Feature, Best Director in a Narrative Feature, Best Comedy in a Narrative Feature, and Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature.

Coney Reyes, Tirso Cruz III, and Ricky Davao play the lead characters in the story that revolves around Wanda (Coney), a former beauty queen and the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda’s Wonderful World – and her endless pursuit for true love and purpose.

 “I enjoyed doing this project. Thank you, Lord! Glory to God! Congratulations CBN Asia and Team Wanda’s Wonderful World,” Coney said after learning of the accolades the film earned at the film fest.

Meanwhile, writer-director and CBN Asia’s Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalezshared how viewers can relate to Wanda, as people continually seek to fill the void in their hearts, and from whom can they find the wholeness in life.

“There is a Wanda in all of us. Like Wanda, I hope that we find our wholeness in a God who's not only our Father but a Best Friend who truly understands us and loves us, no matter what. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to tell stories that inspire and celebrate second chances,” he ended.

CBN Asia produces inspiring made-for-TV films like Wanda’s Wonderful Worldevery Holy Week to showcase stories of freedom from bondage and the love of God. It is also the producer of the flagship TV program The 700 Club Asiafrom Monday to Friday, 12:00 midnight on GMA 7, and bible-based adventure stories for children, Superbook,every Sunday,  9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN.