Dante Garcia Proud of His First Commercial Film 'OMG!'

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Dante Garcia Proud of His First Commercial Film 'OMG!'


It may not be an Oscar contender like his past movie “Ploning,” but Dante Nico Garcia is equally proud of “Oh My Girl” or “OMG” under Regal Films. His first commercial movie, he described it to be a happy flick that he can be proud of in the years to come. “30 years down the road when the grandchildren of my siblings or the children of Juday are watching this, I can say that I am not ashamed that I did this film... I believe we were able to do a good movie,” he shared.“OMG” is about two childhood friends who got separated. The girl (Judy Ann Santos) went on to be a movie star while the boy (Ogie Alcasid) wasn’t as successful. Having a secret admiration on Judy Ann since their childhood, Ogie transformed himself into an old woman with hopes of getting close to her “childhood crush” as she apply to be her assistant. The question then is how will he reintroduce himself to his childhood friend?Contrary to people’s notion that Dante Nico Garcia only tackles serious subjects for his films like “Ploning,” he stressed that comedy flicks are closer to his heart than drama.“Mas eto talaga ang diwa ko. Mas sira-ulo ako. Sa totoong buhay mas “krung-krung” ako. Mas ito si Dante Nico Garcia... I also see myself sa lahat ng cast. A little of each character has something connected to my real life emotions and experiences. So far yun ang pakiramdam ko and doon ako nakaka-create ng lahat ng character ko which I can relate to,” expressed Dante.He is also aware of the differences of doing “Ploning” and “OMG.”“Since we are the producers of ‘Ploning,’ walang limitations yung creativity,” he compared. “I know that when I entered the realm of movie-making, alam ko na magkakaroon ng limitation sa budget but when I said yes to Roselle, Mother Lily and Juday, natanim ko sa utak ko, which I haven’t forgotten until now, na napakaimportanteng part ng pagiging isang director na makagawa ako ng isang pelikula sa Regal Films. …

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