A movie about people living in a cemetery

Published August 2, 2018, 4:48 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Coming over very soon is our good friend, the multi-faceted Fil-Am Lou Baron. This time, Lou will be working on her latest project, the short film “Tombstone Pillow.” She said the movie, to be shot entirely in the country, is about poor people living in a cemetery.

Lou Baron (mb.com.ph)
Lou Baron

“This is a very compelling film, something I’m really committed to do. I intend to offer it for consideration in the various international film festivals, especially Cannes,” she said, adding that the screenplay was written by award-winning scriptwriter in Hollywood, Fraser Scott.

To prepare for her character as Sophia Zaragoza, a filthy rich widow, Lou has been taking one-on-one acting lessons from a noted acting coach in California. “I play a very rich and condescending woman who was married to a corrupt politician. My director wants me to look like the one in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ with really expensive taste,” she laughed.

The twist in the story is that Sophia Zaragoza was born dirt poor, and the ghost of a young girl she met at the cemetery will change her. “I will become a kind person because of her.”

A vocalist, songwriter, actress, producer and author rolled into one, Lou won Best Producer (for a documentary) at the Telly Awards 2017. She’s the only Fil-Am producer to win the award so far.

Also last year, she was honored at the Global Pinoy Web Radio Awards for her contribution to the music, film and entertainment industry.

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An inspiring
theme song

More and more viewers are tuning in to GMA’s newest singing competition, “The Clash,” aired Saturdays and Sundays.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid (mb.com.ph)
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Apart from the intense battles between its clashers, avid viewers of the program like the program’s inspiring theme song ‘Mangarap Ka, Laban Pa,’ sung and composed by Filipino singer, rapper and songwriter Quest. At present, the theme song already has 18,000 views on YouTube.

After intense one-on-one battles, the number of clashers is down to 30. The clashers remain clueless as they don’t know when they will be called to fight, nor who their opponent at the Clash Arena would be. As the number of available slots for the next round decreases, the pressure for the Clashers to deliver an amazing performance increases. Who among them will impress Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai Delas Alas, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista and Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha?

Find out on “The Clash,” hosted by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

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