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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2015, 03:39:47 PM »
Last week na daw ito sabi ni Angelica. Tsk tsk sabi ko na nga ba i-pu-pull out ito pag pinalabas na ung pinagkakaabalahan nila. #Alamna

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« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2015, 12:50:47 AM »
^ Tina-tag kasi si Angelica sa IG posts ng screencap na pinapanood nila sa YouTube yung TTCT.

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« Reply #77 on: February 26, 2015, 02:21:08 PM »
That surprise box office hit called Tadhana
KAPAMILYA DAY By Kane Errol Choa (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 26, 2015 - 12:00am

The lives of the two characters in That Thing Called Tadhana — Mace (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony (JM de Guzman) — echo real-life situations that audiences easily identify themselves with
When the lights dimmed and the black screen slowly flashed the words: “Para sa mga umibig, nasaktan, ngunit umibig pa rin, you know, tatanga-tanga,” a collective chuckle was heard in the movie house.

An instant connection with the audience in less than a minute into the movie is hard to establish. But the Cinema One Originals 2014 film That Thing Called Tadhana did it effortlessly.

In a span of two weeks since its nationwide release, everyone had been bitten by the Tadhana bug. Social media became swamped with photos of people doing the so-called Tadhana pose, websites crafted articles featuring a list of the movie’s hugot lines, and the papers had nothing but praises for the romantic comedy film.

The Valentine’s weekend further escalated the hype that made the film breach the P100-M mark in less than two weeks — an incredible milestone for an indie film.

Tadhana soared to success because of its simple yet meaningful storytelling. The lives of the two characters, Mace (Angelica Panganiban) and Anthony (JM de Guzman), echo real-life situations that audiences easily identify themselves with.

Accurate depictions of the moving on process and spot-on lines delivered by the characters were key elements that made That Thing Called Tadhana a touching film that can emit sobs and fits of laughter.

“The central theme of Tadhana may be common, but its treatment was different. We only had two characters in the film who were just talking the whole time. I only wanted to make a sincere film, something that’s really from the heart. That was my goal,” said director and writer Antoinette Jadaone.

Jadaone, the brains behind the breakthrough success, is a master storyteller. Her creativity and wit were mirrored in her 90-minute film. She managed to reinvigorate locally produced romantic movies by doing away with the tested formula. Instead, she concocts a story on heartbreak, an all-too-familiar concept for movies, and takes the audience to a feelings trip by highlighting charming little details that romantics have done to forget and glue the pieces back together. As a director and writer rolled into one, Jadaone triumphs in presenting her story in a fashion that everyone can relate to.

But before the fame that came with That Thing Called Tadhana, Jadaone was already making waves in the film industry three years ago with her critically-acclaimed Cinema One Originals 2011 entry, Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay. Her stint in the Cinema One Originals Film Festival three years back catapulted her to rising star status when her 2011 comedy entry was commercially released outside the film festival and won six awards including the Best Actress Award for its lead, Lilia Cuntapay.

Cinema One Originals, the local independent film festival, paved the way for gifted Filipino storytellers like Jadaone to have their shot at making their stories come to life in the form of a film. As one of the projects of the premiere cable channel Cinema One, the annual film festival has generated thematically rich films of different genres tied to an original vision.

“The festival has given birth to numerous films which may be considered as milestones of what a lot has deemed to be the resurgence of Filipino cinema, not only in terms of local sustainability but also in terms of worldwide recognition,” shared Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles.

The film festival has been a platform to discover a new breed of talented filmmakers. Since 2005, Cinema One Originals has been able to share their creative and unique vision to the Filipino audience. Seals of approval from critics have been garnered by Cinema One Originals films and because all films are banked on originality, a number of Cinema One Originals films have caught the attention of audiences abroad.

Ang Huling Balyan ng Buhi by Sherad Anthony Sanchez in 2006 won multiple awards in international film festivals, 2007’s Confessional by the daring duo Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Antipuesto were lauded in film festivals here and abroad, Remton Zuasola’s 2010 entry, Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria bagged the coveted Best Picture in the esteemed Gawad Urian, 2013’s Shift by Siege Ledesma was picked up for commercial release in Japan and took home the Grand Prix in the Osaka Asian Film Festival, and just recently, That Thing Called Tadhana has been chosen as an official entry to the Osaka Asian Film Festival this March.

These are just some of the notable films that Cinema One Originals has given birth to and as more Filipino viewers seek originality when they go to the theaters, Cinema One Originals will continue to provide access to films that have fresh and exciting stories.

Filipino cinema is not dying. The bottomline of an outstanding film is originality and Cinema One has maintained its support for locally-produced films that are marked with this essential element in filmmaking.

As long as there are filmmakers like Jadaone who are given voice by venues such as Cinema One Originals, our local film industry is destined to flourish.

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #78 on: February 26, 2015, 02:21:53 PM »
Director took risk with ‘Tadhana’ leads
Marinel R. Cruz
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Philippine Daily Inquirer
2:03 AM | Thursday, February 26th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Actor JM de Guzman relates the prescription that he followed to recover from his breakup with actress Jessy Mendiola: “You let go of the memories that you once thought were too good to forget—they drag you down. Then you create new memories, good ones, to replace the old.”

JM is happily back at work and his current starrer, the romantic comedy “That Thing Called Tadhana,” is a certified hit. Also featuring Angelica Panganiban, the Star Cinema production directed by Antoinette Jadaone (“Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay,” “Beauty in a Bottle”) opened nationwide on Feb. 4 and is still running in numerous theaters.

“Tadhana” follows two heartbroken individuals, Mace (Angelica) and Anthony (JM), who meet in a Rome airport and, once back in Manila, embark on a random trip comparable to the one taken by Celine and Jesse in the 1995 US film “Before Sunrise.” Except, of course, Mace and Anthony find themselves in Baguio and Sagada, mountain destinations some 200 kilometers north of Manila.

Not sure

Jadaone admits that she was at first uncertain that JM and Angelica’s pairing would work. “I had long been their fan. I knew they were good, individually, but I wasn’t sure they would deliver as a love team,” the director told the Inquirer. “I made JM read from the script and, by the third line, I had found my Anthony. As for Angel, I was sure she was my Mace when we worked on our first project together, ‘Beauty in a Bottle.’ When the cameras began to roll, their chemistry was undeniable.”

The screen romance did not thrive outside of work. Angelica is dating John Lloyd Cruz and JM never even considered courting Angelica. “I like her,” he says, “but there’s not that kind of physical attraction between us.”

He’s not dating at the moment. “I have interesting conversations with several women, but a serious relationship is not my priority these days.”

In a television interview late last year, JM revealed that he asked his grandfather to bring him to a rehabilitation facility for drug addicts. He said his drug dependence was among the reasons that he and Jessy split in 2013.

While filming “Tadhana,” JM says, he was more taken with Baguio’s fast pace than the laid-back atmosphere in Sagada. “The trip to Sagada was more memorable than our actual stay. Once there, all we could do was stare at the mountains.”

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #79 on: February 26, 2015, 02:29:39 PM »
Bianca Balbuena @biancabalbuena  ·  2h
Last week na ng
  • ThatThingCalledTadhana[/#] and 15 cinemas nationwide nalang. Nood na!!! Sa sinehan ha!!!

    Bianca Balbuena @biancabalbuena  ·  2h
    Also, the DVD release mid 2015 will have additional scenes & extra features from director @tonetjadaone herself :)
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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #80 on: March 01, 2015, 02:26:03 PM »
Sana ma-screen din siya sa ibang film festivals internationally. Anyway, last na 'to!

Pumalo na sa P130 million ang kita sa takilya ng "That Thing Called Tadhana." Pero kung kinilig kayo kay JM de Guzman sa big screen, hahanga rin kayo sa aktor pagdating sa wrestling. Nagpa-Patrol si Dyan Castillejo. TV Patrol, Pebrero 25, 2015, Miyerkules

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2015, 01:48:12 PM »
Behind ‘Tadhana’

The rom-com “That Thing Callled Tadhana” touched me in all the right places. Just like any hit movie, it all boils down to good storytelling.

With a solid script as seed, actors bloom. Such is the case with “Tadhana,” which top-bills Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman.

That’s why I became an instant fan of writer/director, Antoinette Jadaone. She tells it like it is—no pretenses, no sugarcoating. The film shows that we can find “happily ever after” even without a fairy-tale romance.

Here’s my tête-à-tête with Antoinette:

What prompted you to write “Tadhana”?

I wanted to tell a love story that’s as close to real life as possible. While watching it, you tell yourself: That’s me!

In film school, I was taught: Show, don’t tell. In “Tadhana,” I challenged myself to do the opposite: Tell, don’t show.

How can a woman share her heartaches and lost dreams to a stranger? Just by talking, right? No benefit of flashbacks, no re-enactments, no musical score—just as it happens in real life. I wanted to capture the rawness and sincerity of a broken heart.

What’s your favorite power line?

“To the great people we will be!”

How do you handle writer’s block?

I watch a movie.

Got tips for aspiring writers?

Watch films! More importantly, watch Pinoy films in different theaters so you will know and understand your audience well.

Any interesting anecdotes about JM and Angelica during the shoot?

JM was nervous during the shoot in a bar in Baguio—that scene where he shares his own heartbreak. Angelica was joking around, “We should have hired another actor.” JM got more tense, but he had prepared well for that scene. When the camera started rolling, he was so good… and did it in one take.

The last scene we shot was the one on a sidewalk, in front of a Japanese restaurant. That was Angelica’s highlight. We couldn’t talk to her the whole day. She memorized the entire 12-page sequence. After the first take, I asked for different emotions. She delivered each time. She knew her character that well.

Do you have a muse when you write?

No. But I think of a friend… so I can base the character’s reactions on real life.

How are you handling your newfound fame?

I have a long way to go.

What is your next project?

A rom-com with Toni Gonzaga and Coco Martin, for Star Cinema.

If your life were made into a movie, what would the title be?

“Based on a True Story.”

Any quirks as a writer?

I start writing when the time is divisible by 15 minutes. I won’t write at 10:25; I will at 10:30. I don’t know why. Maybe I am just a dakilang procrastinator.

Whose biopic would you like to write?

Ishmael Bernal. He’s my idol. Write lang? Can I also direct the film?

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« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2015, 02:47:57 PM »
Tanong ko lang... Hanggang ngayon ba showing pa rin ito sa mga sinehan? O last week pa?

Anyway. GOOD NEWS to all TFC Kapamilyas in USA! ‪#‎ThatThingCalledTadhana‬
ANNOUNCEMENT! That Thing Called Tadhana opens on MARCH 27 in US theaters! Please spread the word to our US constituents!

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« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2015, 04:05:44 PM »
^ Down to 4 cinemas na lang siya sa Metro Manila and puro SM. Sa SM Megamall, solo pa rin niya ang cinema.

Sana umabot ng 6 weeks sa Megamall, para patas sila ng English Only Please. Hehe! Kaso malabo na kasi next week na yung PSHR.

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« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2015, 10:08:16 PM »
'Tadhana' is top grossing local indie film of all time

ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 03/15/2015 7:55 PM | Updated as of 03/15/2015 7:56 PM

MANILA – “That Thing Called Tadhana” starring Angelica Panganiban and JM De Guzman has been declared the highest grossing independent film of all time.

After sold-out screenings in theaters nationwide, the movie is now scheduled to hit theaters in the United States starting on March 27.

According to the official figures, the blockbuster hit already amassed a staggering P134 million last month. It was able to pass the P100-million mark in less than two weeks since it first hit theaters.

Aside from being a box-office hit, the movie has also harvested numerous awards, including the Audience Choice and Best Actress awards at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival, as well as the Best Actor award at the Gawad Pasado.

“That Thing Called Tadhana” has also been selected in various international film festivals. Jadaone’s film will compete at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015 and will be part of the Los Angeles Asian Film Festival, and at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

“I am very excited because our Kapamilya abroad will have the chance to watch the film. I hope that ‘Tadhana’ will experience the same success abroad as it did here in the country,” Panganiban said.

As for De Guzman, he is truly grateful for everyone who watched his movie since this served as his comeback film.

“I am very thankful that the role of Anthony was given to me. From the very start, I have believed in the script and the people behind the film because ‘Tadhana’ has a very compelling story, but I did not expect that it would be such a big hit. Everything is happening so fast. I mean, we already have an international screening and we’re taking part in international film festivals. It’s so surreal,” he said.

Originally an entry to the Cinema One Originals Film Festival last year, the romantic-comedy by Antoinette Jadaone tells the story of Mace (Panganiban) and Anthony (de Guzman), strangers who meet at an airport in Rome, Italy, as they decide to go on a road trip in Luzon to help each other mend their broken hearts.

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2015, 03:27:18 PM »


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Sulat uli, subok lang naman, habang nasa gana pa, di naman kailangan tapusin hihi

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Re: That Thing Called Tadhana (Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman)
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2015, 02:51:10 PM »
^grabe paasa naman haha!

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« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2015, 03:13:03 PM »
Palagay na po sa archives. :)