Dingdong Dantes co-produced the upcoming horror movie “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles,” which is set to be released in the coming weeks.
“Tiktik,” a movie starring Lovi Poe, is a co-production of Dingdong’s Agosto Dos Pictures, Reality Entertainment, Mothership Productions, Post Manila Production and GMA Films.
Dingdong said he is proud of the project as it is the first movie in the country to use full CGI (computer-generated imagery) effects.
He said he is anticipating that “Tiktik” will produce good results in theaters.
“I would want it to be successful because first siya in Philippines cinema and breakthrough siya sa maraming bagay [it’s a breakthrough in many ways],” he said.
He candidly said that wanted to get back the “hard-earned” money he invested into the project but stressed that wanted to achieve more than that.
It’s a good eye-opener to the public that Filipinos can do good movies with sheer dedication, time and resources, he said.
He said that he wanted to showcase Filipino culture and folklores using CGI effects.
Producing movies opened his eyes to more beautiful things in the production side of showbiz, he added. He assured, however, that he will not quit his career in acting.
When asked if he plans to produce a movie for his longtime partner, Marian Rivera, Dingdong said that such project was already presented to him by the same team that helped produce “Tiktik.”
“It’s already in the works. May binubuo kami. We’re very interested in the project. Ginawa na naming yung first step, which is kausapin yung manager niya. I think they will consider it,” he said.
Dingdong said he’s keen to see Marian in action flick like Angelina Jolie’s 2010 hit movie “Salt”.
“Yung ginawa niya sa ‘Darna’ at sa ‘Amaya,’ sisiw na sa kanya yung ganung klaseng mga action. And bihira kang makakita sa pelikula ng babaeng gumagawa ng action,” he said.
Dingdong is no stranger to movie production. He launched “Segunda Mano” during the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival topbilled by Kris Aquino and Angelica Panganiban. (MNS)