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Pokwang waives huge portion of talent fee in ‘Sol Searching’
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Pokwang waives huge portion of talent fee in ‘Sol Searching’

September 14 ------ Pokwang, lead actress in the dark comedy film “Sol Searching,” believed in the project so much that she even volunteered boyfriend Lee O’Brian to be part of its cast, according to director Roman Perez Jr. “Sol Searching” is an entry in the ongoing 2018 ToFarm Film Festival, which ends on Sept. 18. “She is so dedicated to the film that she even asked Papang (Lee) to have a cameo, as well as her friends. Sadly, our shooting days were in conflict with their schedules,” Roman told the Inquirer. Comedian Chokoleit, however, managed to do a cameo.

Pokwang waived a huge percentage of her talent fee, said Roman; so did comedian Joey Marquez, who portrays her husband in the movie. Theater actress Gilleth Sandico plays Sol, a public school teacher. She dies unexpectedly and none of her relatives can be contacted. Her coffin is left only to her friend Dolores (Pokwang) and a student named Bugoy (JM Salvado), who go on a road trip to find a place where Sol can have a decent funeral. “This is actually a story that happened in Caloocan,” explained Roman.

JM said he first thought Pokwang was a snob, but this changed shortly after they began filming. “She’s actually kind and very approachable. She would sometimes bring food to the set,” said JM. “I enjoyed working on this film because we’re all just happy and chill.” Roman said he was thrilled that “Sol Searching” has finally found a venue in ToFarm. “We previously joined two film festivals, got shortlisted, but didn’t make the cut. This story will finally be told through ToFarm,” he beamed.

Source: entertainment.inquirer.net