First Look Gabriela Silang Movie
Armed with a bolo knife, Gabriela Silang is going to the big screen to lead a revolt against Spaniards. Here’s the first official look of Gabriela Silang portrayed by Tin Patrimonio which only means on thing – this indie film, Gabriela, has kicked off its production.
Anyway, here’s an interesting scoop we’ve got from almost a year ago, actress Jennylyn Mercado was reportedly going to give life to the role of Gabriela Silang for an indie film. She even attended horseback riding lessons because it was reported that Gabriela will be seen most of the time on a horse. But if the filmmakers behind this new Gabriela Silang indie film and the one who initially tapped Jennylyn Mercado is the same, where’s the horse in this teaser poster? lol.
I guess that pretty much explains that this is either a test-look, a teaser poster and of course, an indie film! No horse, no budget. While we are quite bouncy about this film did you know that this isn’t the first Gabriela Silang movie?
In the year 1971, director Jun Aristorenas ( Matalino man ang matsing naiisahan din!) and his writers Ding M. De Jesus and Greg Macabenta adapted Gabriela Silang’s story into the big screen. The classic Gabriela film stars Carlos Padilla Jr., Eddie Garcia, Johnny Monteiro,Fred Galang and Virginia Aristorenas as Gabriela Silang.
Fast forward to present and we have Carlo Aquino, Ricky Davao, Jeffrey Santos, Mara lopez, Jim paredes, Arthur Solinap and Christine Patrimonio.