It was the first time that Cathy Garcia-Molina directed new-generation actors Kaori Oinuma, Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings and Jeremiah Lisbo, yet she is impressed by their professionalism.
Garcia-Molina commended the four for their professional demeanor while they were shooting the film “Love At First Stream.”
“This is the first time that I will tell you and I am willing to go public about it. I am very, very, very happy with the four,” the director said during the online press conference for the movie, last Tuesday, Dec. 14.
“I must commend their professionalism at a very young age. I am so proud of them, that even after my film, tumawid sila sa isang project, ang nakarating sa akin, nagsumbong agad ang EP sa akin, sinabi na ang babait po ng mga bata,” she narrated.
(Even after my film, they proceeded to another project, and what reached me is what the executive producer said, that they are very good kids.)
The director lauded the four actors for performing beyond her expectations and for their willingness to learn. They also listen to her staff especially when they commit mistakes.
“The respect for me and my staff were there all the time. And I love them for that,” she added. “Marami diyan director lang ang iginagalang pero ‘yung mga nasa ilalim ko, hindi na. Hindi sila ganoon. So I love all of them.”
(A lot of other ones only respect the director, but not those under me. They are not like that.)
“Love At First Stream” tells the story of a big dreamer (Stranner), a sweet guy (Jennings), coy girl-next-door (Oinuma), and a playful heartthrob (Lisbo). It starts showing Dec. 25 as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival. JB