What comes to mind when you hear the name Brillante Mendoza? His name has became almost synonymous to quality and award-winning indie films.
Come 2017, Mendoza is set to conquer TV land after TV5 recently announced its collaboration with the acclaimed director for its newest offering, Brillante Mendoza Presents. The show will feature made-for-television movies created exclusively for TV5.
TV5 has been known in bringing many firsts to Philippine free television! After its unmatched sports coverage of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season, fearless news reporting segments and its unique Tagalized versions of popular US television series, it will now give the Filipino audience the brilliance of a world-class director right in their homes.
Mendoza is known not only in the country but also in the international scene for his excellent films that reflect the unfiltered realities of society. Viewers can expect the same quality of storytelling and craftsmanship in the TV program that shows the Kapatid network’s commitment to provide viewers with shows that raise the level of free TV entertainment.
The multi-awarded director has been making the rounds of international film festivals since his first movie Masahista in 2005. He is the only Filipino to have won Best Director in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for his feature film Kinatay, a story of a young man who suddenly finds himself in a criminal syndicate. Most recently, his film about a small-time drug dealer in dire need of bail money, Ma’ Rosa, earned a Best Actress award for the Jaclyn Jose at the Cannes Film Festival.
His success in the international arena has given so much pride for the Philippines. TV5 is giving the director another space to feature his work and reach out to Filipinos from all walks of life. The stories will be authentic and unique, definitely a far cry from the usual TV dramas.
So better mark your calendar this 2017 as Brillante Mendoza Presents will air once a month starting this January on TV5. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch the work of a true film master.