WTFu (What the FU) by MR. FU: Watch all you can

Published November 25, 2020, 10:00 AM

by Mr. Fu

Virtual event hosting is one of the things that I get to do in our new normal. (na sana, mag old normal na soon!) Organizers of showbiz functions and brand launches have no choice but to utilize the live streaming to mount important events. (kesa naman sa nga nga!)

One of the virtual events I hosted recently was Film Development Council of the Philippines’ (FDCP) Pista ng Pelikula ng Pilipino 4 Virtual Fan Xperience. (PPP4). It was the official opening of the PPP4 Sama All, featuring 170 Pinoy films. Since theatres and cinemas are still closed due to the pandemic, these films are available for viewing on the FDCP Channel on line until December 13, 2020. There are special rates and packages to choose from. (maloka ka sa 170 films ha!)

FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Dino Seguerra and her team were able to convince several film producers and directors to be part of this virtual film festival and categorized their masterpieces in different sections: Premium Selection, Romance, Youth and Family, Classics, Pang-Oscars, Genre, Bahaghari, Tribute, Documentaries, Retro and Special Feature. It is a combination of new and old films. (wala kang ligtas! Ang daming movies!)

It was an exciting experience for me to host such event because aside from meeting film enthusiasts on line, I was able to interview actors who are passionate about their craft. (samantalang ako kahit witchcraft waley ako alam!) I had interesting discussion in one segment with Monsour Del Rosario, Mccoy De Leon, Mara Lopez and Max Collins. (papa-karate pa nga sana ako kay Papa Monsour!) I also enjoyed the portion with big stars Robin Padilla, Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Regine Velasquez and Lea Salonga. (pang broadway na rin pala ako… Broadway Centrum!)

But one memorable segment for me was my interview with the Father of Independent Cinema and National Artist for Film Kidlat Tahimik. (matatahimik ka sa mala-kidlat nyang mga prinsipyo sa buhay!) His film: Ang Lakaran ni Kabunyan, featuring his son’s journey from Baguio to Davao was the event’s Opening Film. I will not forget about his message to aspiring independent filmmakers and to those who have not realized their purpose in life. He said: “Naniniwala ako na bawat isa sa atin ay may dwende. Kailangan mong kausapin yung dwende mo, para gabayan ka sa iyong mga gagawin. “ (malalim ha! pero feeling ko tuloy, ako si Snow White!)

(MR.FU hosts on 91.5 Win Radio, 8pm-12mn, Mondays to Fridays and 7pm-11pm, Saturdays. Twitter/IG: @mrfu_mayganon. FB: Mr. Fu the Star DJ. Youtube/Patreon: WTFu. Spotify: In love FU ako)