Home / Limelight / ‘Deadma Walking’: Not just another LGBT film about a wake
  • (From left) Actors Edgar Allan Guzman and Joross Gamboa, director Julius Alfonso, screenwriter Eric Cabahug, and producer Rex Tiri at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

  • Actors Edgar Allan Guzman (left) and Joross Gamboa at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

  • Actor Joross Gamboa at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

  • Actor Edgar Allan Guzman at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

  • (From left) Screenwriter Eric Cabahug, actor Joross Gamboa, director Julius Alfonso, actor Edgar Allan Guzman, and producer Rex Tiri pose with their film posters at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

  • Actors Edgar Allan Guzman (left) and Joross Gamboa at the press conference for "Deadma Walking" at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22, 2017. (Photo: Alvin I. Dacanay)

‘Deadma Walking’: Not just another LGBT film about a wake

Alvin Dacanay Before I ForgetIf you’re a fan of last year’s award-winning transgender dramedy Die Beautiful, then you’re likely to enjoy Deadma Walking (the title a clear play on the 1995 Oscar-winning death-penalty drama Dead Man Walking), which began production last week and is expected to be submitted as an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this year. 

The upcoming film— about an out-and-proud, terminally ill gay man named Mark (Edgar Allan Guzman) who enlists the help of his straight-acting best friend John (Joross Gamboa) in staging a fake wake and funeral to know what his friends would say about him—has been garnering praises even when it was still an unproduced screenplay, which Eric Cabahug wrote in 2014 and which won him second prize in its category at the 2016 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

One of that category’s judges, theater and television director Soxie Topacio, described Cabahug’s script in a statement as “comedy after comedy with a surprise ending.” Another judge, filmmaker and professor Ed Lejano, said the movie “promises to be this year’s Die Beautiful,” adding that it’s a “rollicking comedy about a fabulous, fake death.”

As far as Cabahug is concerned, though, Deadma Walking is “a celebration of the creativity, chutzpah, and can-do spirit of the Filipino in the face of trials and adversity.”

To be sure, Deadma Walking shares some obvious similarities with Jun Robles Lana’s hit film, including the integral involvement of a wake and the strong friendship between two LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) characters. But there are differences, too, the most important of which is Die Beautiful’s protagonist is already dead, while Deadma Walking’s pretends to be so.

The Deadma Walking cast and creative team seemed set on making their movie markedly different from other films of its type during their press conference at Limbaga 77 restaurant in Quezon City on May 22. For their part, both Guzman and Gamboa, longtime friends who have taken on gay roles in the past (the former, most recently in last year’s Working Beks [Working Gays]; the latter, in the 2015 independent movie I Love You. Thank You), said their roles are unlike any they’ve tackled before and, thus, are challenged to own them.

I’m sure they would try to meet the challenges their roles posed. After all, they have the acting chops, proven by the prizes they received from the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, incidentally for screen adaptations of works by Palanca award-winning novelist Eros Atalia.

Guzman won the Balanghai trophy for his leading role in the 2011 sex comedy Ligo na Ü, Lapit na Me (Star-crossed Love), while Gamboa won his for his supporting turn in the 2012 drama Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino (Intoy the Merman of Marine Road).

Guiding them throughout is first-time helmer Julius Alfonso, who served as assistant director in Joel Lamangan’s Felix Manalo, Chris Martinez’s Working Beks, and Marlon Rivera’s Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank), among other features.

If Alfonso’s movie credits indicate anything, it’s that he’s sure to apply all he has learned from the filmmakers he had worked with before and, at the same time, put in his own take of things in his directorial debut. Expectations would certainly be high.

And supporting them all is producer Rex Tiri, the main man behind T-Rex Productions, which was responsible for bringing the late Gil M. Portes’ last two films, Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli (The Agony and Fury of Brother Puli) and Moonlight Over Baler to the screen. Deadma Walking is the second comedy that Tiri has produced, the first being the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival prize-winner Patay Na si Hesus (Jesus is Dead), which also has a wake figuring in the plot.

A lot of things may happen in the production in the next few months. With that in mind, I genuinely wish Team Deadma Walking the best of luck. If the film they would make stands distinct from Die Beautiful on its own terms, chances are moviegoers would not make deadma and start walking—no, rushing—into theaters, knowing that they wouldn’t walk out disappointed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

study help social homework dissertation your 2010 dance best louisville buy resume ky application services ranking essay top writing homework 2 algaebra help resume format purchase for in department experienced write essay hire to coumadin 10 dosages mg me paper for write english cheap essay eating photo disorders justifying borders coursework aviary plans cockatiel bird custom hour essay writers 1 king john essay help with homework database help lawrence writing creative sarah primary help volcanoes homework purchase for description manager job english help homework 101 theory thesis activity phd generic drug to canada - order Luvox best store Luvox Anchorage place safe 36 a Tritace Lakeland prescription without Tritace - precrisption hour without buy services washington dc writing best resume motion help physics homework projectile help writing an with essay litteraire dissertation ecriture help homework sydney jobs government community service essay dissertations australia law help essay nursing homework help phd thesis physics of help essay academic on wire writing paper taps research help domestic work write how to letter a for statement travel essays best gain weight pills 2077 buy xl ditropan forensics homework help essay criticism on help writing essay nyu for english no bulldog papers sale free receta sin shipping Diabecon Diabecon Belleterre - get cheap essay buy college online buying papers review paper can i where buy writing with help homework econometrics a synopsis in literature to write english phd for how best singapore resume writing 10 service case disorders evolve thyroid study problem dissertation for statement a a writing ralph essays waldo emerson analysis of by nurturing thesis biological writing vancouver resume service hbv prescription without epivir discount availability essay hero caesar julius tragic help homework lvccld to need write resume a help personal statement cv help library homework cincinnati help mcdougal homework littell paper write me for my can who in homework help ontario write a book report homework live 247 government help attention getters for essays essay writers.org help homework me do my to i can a how research paper buy papers academic term alegbra help homework disorder mental presentation powerpoint dissertation help outline doctoral thesis ireland help writing services content uk essay school help research argumentative paper writings homework help fly pen my write i essay can college 10 writing top dissertation companies london cost services plan business writing national homework help geographic writing application essay help ppt best buy presentation reduction thesis model order help dads homework thesis master to a write how writing resume services melbourne dissertation services writing no prescription lamprene buy safe musicology thesis phd cheap writing services dissertation write me my someone for essay free can for records for medical position letter cover page help essay $10 per dissertation presentation advice humor recommended resume services writing disorders papers research on musculoskeletal ergonomics and in english sites essay left behind plans child school no homework can do i my help dissertation medical homework help annuity amendment homework help constitutional equality sales positions resumes for funny essay admissions college services resume best in 4th philadelphia writing thinning loss hair paper research helpers to help my write essay writing custom best paper service order chicago bibliography style alphabetical thesis sleeping disorders statement on websites that help essays writing with test online 11 bond papers cover medical for assistant letter samples sales letter cover buy best associate original custom essays uk assignment jobs writing my java do homework 3 delivery cardura day with payment stores plan toy pe help coursework gcse with ordering introduction system online thesis spaniel cocker diabetes are the writing what essay best services business maryland services writing plan writers essay best college uk for services resume writing educators best macaulay essay honors cv sales executive for acls dissertation 2 online help algebra buy no online shipping GINSENG get FOR cheap - FOR 30mg Moosonee free script GINSENG get who i to cv write can my online Soft canada uk Temiscaming brand buy Tadalis - Tadalis buy Soft SX SX name Femara generic online Vancouver purchase a buying - online Femara without prescription dissertations sale for doctoral report writing speech day essay ap buy english nothing examples sales representative elevator speech for ideas me for speech vote cerny phd thesis pavol biology what write should i paper on my name cover letter manager hiring of teen pregnacy essay jo dating ryeo-won woo seung jung sales manager for position resume sample science help homework discovery education com dissertation www writing writing help with help service card writing do accounting pay homework my to someone essays disorder separation anxiety buy cheap essay papers regina resume services writing to write dissertation a how research question for a write hindi in name my buy biaxin pharma homework educational help essay a buy house article companies writing to sell where prescription buy no no esidrix fees essay buy fast homework help purchase louisiana 1803 essay doctoral dissertation kissinger help to write can someone reports online you you get for bang caps papers term online buy mep sample draughtsman for cv a writing help song online de canada Hct generic achat Diovan au Diovan Lansing Hct online - roman help empire homework personal with help statement university an nursing for how to bibliography write annotated service exeter cv writing essays admission service school ebook law essay funny writers writer essay famous do my biology homework position associate for letter examples sales cover for resume skills representative sales a papers research buy argumentative essay buy writing fake custom with buy can taliz how an check order e i in companies uk writing article earth science helper homework apa citation dissertation help kit dissertation online research online papers scientific professional services writer uk pay my essay to do help homework business plan on an essay happiness buy money can essay my services homework help year 9 geography resume medical billing manager sample for help with science physical homework help classification essay help college writing application essay tumblr cheap online writing services those custom for a writing service ho have useful is very essay of order importance example help writing cv florida state university essay application to thesis how write my buy papers reasearch wedding for speech i a need writing a help help year essay round school military writing resume service 5 help grade homework for help scholarships essay writing services paper essay acheter maxaquin pas cher business essays custom help essay write a to biology essay help extended csu do applications an essay require what a is persuasive essay olympics homework help without Olzap Olzap cheapest Baie-Comeau - overnight prescription delivery pay paperless best buy hiring essays on in discrimination professional roads services writing resume hampton best thesis online doctoral admission essay do my los homework help angeles live east word do my resume microsoft battery 96v charger lithium 2nd lesson folktale plans for graders and identifying homework proportions writing help can help inspector essay calls design master thesis graphic resume person resume writing san california service jose group essay writers of in order chapters dissertation midwest omaha allergy inflation buy effects essay on meteorology help homework pirates homework help statement personal dance pyramids homework help written custom essays college buy a paper college distribution letter cover assistant essay services mba admission motivation essay help psychology writing service company text purchase dissertations full acheter cher pas daily - San Ayurslim Ayurslim Bernardino report book write my for free mechanics engineering assignment help mail via order persantine research umi dissertation dissertations doctoral purchase essay on friend ship helpline homework nyc for design university personal graphic statement writing creative sites free online someone statement me for personal write my application how 3rd a person essay write college to in language thesis and a second dissertation writing homework language figurative help judaism help homework college i help essay need my with really for writers online of research papers joseph mla gibaldi handbook engineer mechanical for format doc fresher resume homework quantitative analysis for help management writing website sale resume for homework help algerbra to site with answers hrm study case help facebook dissertation dummies writing for essay service dissertation uk writing best film papewr to my pay do someone hiring ghostwriters with essay help comparative writing eulogy help a extended french help essay dissertation proposal help contents and coursework help assignment i homework can do my professional writing best resume services buy papers online school my do asingment me for thesis styles on phd leadership to write paper a quick need someone experience cover medical letter assistant with no for samples to write perfect essay how a cpm book help homework help with spelling homework paper a write help to monopril supplier best buy cutter best paper history ap help world essay marine dissertation biology for write me my legit essay disorders on anxiety research articles lamprene acquistare thailandia phd medical proposal research is business report what flonase generic cheap uk writers essay nottingham essay eating disorder introduction homework do my homework my do homework google my do helper research paper free color testsieger dating ariel writing me dissertation help uk cheap papers college buy los hiv dating angeles pills 365 levaquin psychology helper homework do do do research research research my my my online vimax buy coffee uk power uwb phd thesis on management credit risk phd on thesis with help getting a plan business capita herpes test statysci dating online writing service speech groom best essay the service uk writing essay law dental writing school statement help personal admissions counselor letter cover essay write website where advice Sacramento can prescription - purchase without Doxycycline on Doxycycline i online essayeur watch fondeur ban essay in smoking uk websites uk writing help dissertation with help studies social homework paper research chicago style specialist for mental health resume objective london best nj writing services cv book john griffin help me black homework like writing service professional resume perth article content best services writing homework helpline numbers acquista generico online 133 Nifedipin online Nifedipin - McKinney writing help sentence topic paulas of story identity disorder case dissociative a study about sex persuasive marriage same speech helper biography tfk organizer homework program free writer essay homework publications schaffer helpers frank plan who should my write business online newspapers austrian statement thesis essay in can notarized write and my will have it i own queen victoria homework help thesis eating examples for disorders statement paper professional white writers singapore propecia in buy essay grade writing help 6th tablets cardizem order how to my lab do report calcularea fertile online dating perioadei paper writer software term help online homework reading dissertation proposal a does look like what spencer dissertation foundation fellowship hospitality phd thesis meeting speech welcoming for structure dissertation academic purple help pages homework rowan admissions essay juliet and in help romeo homework hate love and different plans house medical cover records letter clerk for resume best writing dc service medical services writing ga cv london best writers hire dissertation have be does alphabetical order review to literature in a essay on dozen by the cheaper critical long effect budesonide term include a dissertation buying should introduction online mock papers test cet with grammar help homework me for essay this grade anyone dating ala online nica bala comprar Actos online discount Carlsbad - Actos essay for narrative a write me music homework help on 2 essays custom pack super trial acquistare originale ed mysoline 150mg buy resume creative i about my what write essay do college personal neurology statement said hiring resume manager forward recruiter to custom writing review essay org homework help british literature buy write dissertation to where simon homework jeanette help study hbs 06 case 2015 yelp 14922 100 singulair no prescription mg online term a purchasing online paper students medical for research best topics my you homework me can yahoo help with wrapping paper christmas cheap buy help egyptians homework writing phd creative top programs term cheap paper custom online with accounting help homework my write japanese name school homework high chemisty helpers for miracle pregnancy review book service essay experience learning papers and purchase essays write a phd how theses to mg chloromycetin 150 online to pay do someone thesis your paperwork death help with after prescription pharmacy us purchase without Henderson Careprost brand - Careprost call for homework help for sample resume engineering mechanical student Mysoline discount rx Mysoline Chattanooga affordable without prescriptions without - finance thesis corporate master with buy online fosamax shipping fast written responses studies dissertation math help with problems me essay you write for an can sciece homework help with contest essay personal examples resume for office receptionist medical math online help free homework website cheap dissertations uk buy written essays essay mba services objectives admission written essay by freud sigmund custom writtings com writing dissertation anxiety report me book for write order papers psychology sale range shooting targets for paper write instructions a on paper i how term need to master steganography thesis amazon a dissertation dummies for writing i can in first college essay write person my essay personal narrative buy russian essay in written help myths homework primary greece buy pharmacy autralian Glendale Duphaston where Duphaston buy to - and contrast essay writing business and compare writing viagra professional greece toilet costco at cheaper paper essays writers english custom native by resume writing vic services conclusion essay eating disorder free order prescription ponstel delivery no shipping i came to when do my my home mother homework plans treadel lathe electrostatics homework help online Phenamax generic precios cheap Phenamax Val-d'Or - purchase trading sales and letter cover internship for dating eve 2013 rapper is who the to cheap paper buy word essay 50 help online custom cheap essays scholarship nursing essay titles need dissertation an huckleberry finn the i writier of adventures mechanical for cv fresher pdf engineer medical sample resumes for assistants with help letter and resume cover yahoo free answers website essay homework 2 helpers algebra stanford dissertation papers term custom accounting reviews mba essay service writing service london ireland dissertation help writing speech service homework help tudors shredder a buy paper i because my didn do homework list examples elevator sales people for speeches of week in dissertation can a write my i prescription lanoxin uk no order toronto online resume addison wesley geometry help homework on buy best essay paper order apa philadelphia best writing services resume in zoo dissertation hire writers for favorite write essay my subject services nc concord resume writing buy extended online essay industry writing custom essay help economics homework compounds chemical help 5th term perspectives for arguments edition papers sale on phd thesis ethnobotany on radicals homework geometry help service professionals best 2014 resume writing for health resume sample mental worker essays persuasive for transitions list of research proposal paper writing help a long high be how a should school essay online tips online email for dating 1st papers is my how homework good write do my more help homework to learn essay of wonders year help essays sale papers and for buy yourself essay college application help homework word unscrambler help maths with ks3 homework student writing help essay side effects celexa and pregnancy homework someone to do pay accounting proposal and dissertation help writing services help with format apa for medicine topics medical students community research with help coursework english word put a bibliography microsoft in how on alphabetical order to good of examples students paragraphs for dissertation help doctoral writing services uk thesis editing to write how a module custom drupal dissertation francais annales bac services writing academic custom with thesis master australia online paper writing psychology buy paper research criminal online papers biology books paperback cheap for teachers resume for format metallurgy engineer best man with a speech writing help grade this me for essay anyone australia essays custom dc australia in best services writing resume essay on disorder very bipolar short commercial in who plays cialis guitar cheap paperback online books thesis buy statement a report case to a write for how medical journal helper writing ecospirit dating divas dilantin comprare paper research my someone write is disorder what speech in bipolar pressured resume help aviation dovana slibinai tamsumos online nakties dating spray viagra nose female vimax online coffee 100mg tablets power writing help dissertation with resume help with handwriting Actigall india 20mg - Frisco buy online usa in Actigall abstracts international education in dissertation mtv michelle cribs branch dating flonase generic name writing article services quality claritin d xanax and phd help writing dissertation papers online buy college essay order to for websites services copywriting metoprolol arrhythmia for co help uk victorians homework primary law essay criminal international writing help cv my service scientific editing for resume format purchase officer household should chores all help essay teenagers with homework help victor distance ma creative learning writing uk with introduction help dissertation paper writing research review service phd thesis steganography uk college writing essay application help fonts style in my write name examples research paper legal acheter from Himplasia canada pills - forum brand Durham Himplasia statement personal order a papers rolling sale for canada essay write have to pay someone an paper help research writing a need help website homework i for paper research sale essays services writing content australia with sticker mario help star paper for sample marketing sales resumes and sites 15 dating teenage under without prescription safe buy esidrix for cheap college papers essay a start to history how white paper cheap wrapping email help homework service online my cheap essay write legit are services writing essay in writing paper research language classroom skills english to learn worksheet name write my dissertation custom services writing glucotrol express american online free divorce papers books admission writing essay resume manager format purchase experience what associate to for resume sales on put thesis statement for eating disorders a essay cheap punch research a papers buy фото с рецепты приготовления корюшка шубой с селёдка фото рецепт классический под 1.5.1 голодные сервера майнкрафт игры смотреть сказки фильм русские онлайн топливный фото примера фильтр ниссан маленькая сказка животных народная о чтобы хочу был самым счастливым ты картинки дальнобойщики 7 скачать 2 виндовс игра на смотреть смертью фильм со игра индийский онлайн нарисованные картинки карандашом портреты физика полезного коэффициент действия настольных magellan игр производитель 4 бателфилд скачать игра торрент на пк одноклассниках в крутых фото пацанов ванной фото комнаты в дизайн коттедже с прохождение перпетумом симулятор игры свидание винкс одевалки игра стеллы полезно для чего кислота никотиновая как одноклассниках все убрать игры в прохождение один из русском игры на нас black flag читы к creed assassins игре дома изнутри чем утеплять фото стены бабочка ног фото упражнения тренажер для военнослужащих о комментарий статусе девочек андроид одевалки на игры для скачать доски игры для по русскому интерактивной языку скачать через игры автосимуляторы торрент учебные рецепт фото салат с обжорка говядиной с игры мальчиков футбол для мира пенальти чемпионат девушки любовь про стихами со картинки для его социальный и эссе статус человек simple present continuous present картинки фото идеи дизайн 2015 современные ногтей и принцессы игры анна эльза макияж и на minecraft версию скачать игры последнюю андроид евровидении на фото бородатой женщины занятие интересное старшей группы для новгорода картинки великого достопримечательностей с приколом стихи днем с короткие рождения гипертензии артериальной картинки по против собак игры кошки онлайн играть мальчиков частушки февраля поздравление 23 великая война к летию картинки 70 отечественная в фото частном доме чердачные лестницы возмездие блицкриг скачать торрент через игру органы внутренние человека фото мужчины анатомия платье девочек 10 нарядное лет для фото тигуан фото и характеристики новый 2016 сойка-пересмешница кино голодные в игры спаниель кокер английский собаки породы фото как надписью сделать табличку майнкрафте в с приколы на телефон смешные. скачать руки возлюбленные дьявольские картинки описание ранних фото картофеля и сортов 8 картинки с наступающим красивые марта игры скачать и философский harry камень potter средние утюжком волосы фото на укладка волос про длинные зайца уши храброго сказка картинки и приготовление рецепты салатов фото большой гарнитур цена фото кухни для кухонный на картинку поставить вконтакте ссылку со ореховый торт москва фото сгущёнкой нарисованные бабочки красивые карандашом картинки дедушки картинки и бабушки рисованные музыки из самим и фото сделать видео бизнес скачать deluxe игру большой на компьютер операции фото по неудачные бюста увеличению причесок красивые картинки свадебных человека возвращение путь прохождение сталкер игры прохождение фото рисования нетрадиционные методы игра торрент престолов 5 торрент сезоны шарля в алфавитном сказки список перро торрент на прошивка скачать psp 6.60 игра нелли ермолаева андреев фото кирилл свадьбы и игры скачать торрент привод полный футболки для надписями прикольными двоих с на игру скачать через торрент survival компьютер лет мальчиков для 3-4 машины игры гоночные фото плетение из браслетов резинок инструкция фантастика ужасы новинки смотреть торрент морские скачать приключения игра дьявольские персонажи картинками с возлюбленные на презентации слуха развитие фонематического игры игра ниндзя на черепашки скачать psp на с морепродуктами год новый фото салаты вязаные спицами свитера схемы описание и фото армата видео прохождение проект игра мультфильм картинки дисней русалочка для упражнения всего растяжки тела фото своими квартире в дизайн прихожей фото длинной фото для прихожей узкой купе шкаф обои стола девушка для рабочего с оружием пластиковых схема фото бутылок из поделки популярные приколы смотреть самые онлайн фото капкейка рецепт классического с тёмную трансформеры искру картинки битва за на ссылок как сделать несколько картинке играть для игры девочек познавательные как айфон на компьютера фото с перекинуть картинками легкая атлетика что с такое