EBC Films’ “Hapi Ang Buhay, the Musical” receives 3 nominations for 2019 PMPC Star Awards for Movies

by MJ Racadio

(Eagle News) — Setting another milestone for EBC Films, “Hapi Ang Buhay, the Musical” received three nominations from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies, including Best New Movie Actress of Year, Best New Movie Actor of the Year, and Indie Movie Theme Song of the Year.

Director Carlo Ortega Cuevas holds the trophy for “best director for a foreign language film” at the International Film Festival of World Cinema in London in February 2016 (Eagle News Service)

Internationally-acclaimed director Carlo Ortega Cuevas was extremely surprised after the nominations were announced. “I am excited and proud to be INC – Iglesia Ni Cristo. Super proud for Mia Suarez and Dennis Garcia. We did not expect, because they all have equal roles. Thanks Mr. Alfonso for helping us to produce the music,” says Cuevas.

– Reactions from the cast –

Mia Suarez plays the role of “Estella”.

Mia Suarez who plays the role of “Estella” says, “At first I did not expect to be nominated, I’m shocked when they told me that I’m nominated. I’m grateful. It’s a win-win even if we’re not going to win.”

Director Carlo Jay Ortega Cuevas and actor Dennis “Oblax” Garcia hold the awards and plaques at the World Film Awards in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Eagle News Service)

Dennis Garcia who plays the role of “Oblax” says, “I’m flattered, and I did not expect to be nominated. I even asked director Carlo, Is it true? I thought they were joking. I am amazed and I cannot explain what I’m feeling. PMPC is one of the best award-giving bodies in the Philippines.”

The PMPC Star Awards for Movies is an annual award-giving body recognizing outstanding films in the Philippines since 1985. The 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies awarding ceremony will be held on June 2, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

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