It has been reported that director Cathy Garcia-Molina plans to take a hiatus from filmmaking, but it seems that plan was halted, and for a good reason.
“Actually, my children, especially my daughter still wants to go to New Zealand. But because of pandemic nagkaroon ng (there came an) avenue for a new company na na-put up ko (which I put up) with friends, ang Nicole Entertainment,” Garcia-Molina explained during the online press conference last Feb. 12 for the “sweetcom” “My Papa Pi.” The series stars Piolo Pascual, Pia Wurtzbach and Pepe Herrera.
“So far, marami kaming natutulungang tao via this company so parang na-push back nang konti ‘yung paglipad,” the director added. “Pero nandoon pa rin ‘yung kailangan naming umalis. Kailangang pagbigyan ang mga anak ko.”
(So far, we have been able to help a lot of people via this company, so it’s like the original plan to fly to New Zealand was pushed back. But our need to leave still exists. I need to give in to my children.)
Further, Garcia-Molina pointed out that the storyteller in her prevails each time she is offered a project.
“Panay lang ang katok talaga ng kuwento. Siguro kung isa kang mangunguwento, parang ang hirap umalis. Kapag may magandang kuwento, napapalingon ako pabalik,” she said.
(The stories just keep knocking. Maybe, if you’re a storyteller, it’s as if it’s hard to leave. When there is a good story, I always look back.)
But the director revealed there’s a possibility she will make a movie once they’re settled in New Zealand.
“Hindi po malayong mangyari. Kasi ang sabi ng Star Cinema before, kung nandoon ako, sila ang susunod,” she said. (It’s not farfetched. Star Cinema said that when I am already there, they will follow.)
Meanwhile, Garcia-Molina is glad about the happy vibes on the set of “May Papa Pi.”
“Actually, sa set ko naman ay bawal talaga malungkot. Merong blessing na dapat masaya lagi. Kaya lang itong set na ito ay extra saya. Dala na rin siguro na sweetcom siya so alam naming lahat na dapat magagaan lang, patawa lang lahat,” she said.
(Actually, in my set, we’re not allowed to be lonely. There’s a blessing that one has to be happy for, always. But this set is extra happy. Maybe because it’s a sweetcom so we all know that things should just be light. It’s all fun.)
“My Papa Pi” starts airing on March 5 on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC and TFC. JB