Monday, July 03, 2006

Ashley gets wet

Ashley gets wet a la Gloria Diaz in digifilm
by : Remy Umerez

JOURNEY Pictures is an independent film company headed by Rei Diaz Yumul, who is into micro-financing business (RDY Moneylink Finance Corporation) and has produced concerts for Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go.

He loves movies so much and his desire to discover talents and make their dreams come true led him to movie production.

For its first venture, the outfit is presenting Sikil, a digifilm with six relative tyros in the acting field completing the cast.

The story of Sikil can be told in one sentence, as brief as the title. It is about a closet gay prostitute obsessed with a childhood pal who, like him, is a call boy with a girlfriend. A love triangle with a twist. It is written by Romualdo Avellanosa and directed by Ronaldo Bertudin.

It is like a movie targeting the pink market.

The gay prostitute is played by Ken Escudero, who holds the title Ginoong Filipinas 2006. He used to be known as Alvin Asuncion.

Will Sandejas, a ramp model from Laguna and ex-vocalist of Replay Band, is the object of the affection of Enzo (Ken).

Ethan Javier, who enacts the bisexual pimp, was a member of Star Circle Batch 9.

Marty Mendoza portrays a regular bathhouse customer. He was voted Ginoong Nueva Ecija 2003 and 1st runner-up in Ginoong Filipinas 2003.

Corrine Concepcion was an Eat Bulaga Little Ms. Philippines finalist on 1998. She is a student at the Our Lady Grace Montessori. She plays a sampaguita vendor/pickpocket.

Last but not least is Ashley Silverio, who we met at ABS-CBN recently. She was one of the May birthday celebrants Rikka Dilim presented to the press. This Amgirl from Olongapo has had brief appearances in ABS-CBN’s Panday and Close To You. Her life story is unbelievably horrifying, and thank heaven she was just one year old when tragedy hit her family. It has been retold so many times by her relatives and she cannot help but shed tears when reminded ot it. Her wish up to now is to see her mother even in her dreams.

Sikil is definitely the biggest break as far as the acting career of Ashley is concerned. She was willing to bare in the movie, agreeing to get wet a la Gloria Diaz in Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat Ng Lupa. The wet look may be out of fashion, but you still get to see what every male is eyeing for.

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