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Who is director Giselle Andres?

4 facts about the "Loving In Tandem" director

Cheska Espina
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Cheska Espina

9/8/2017 in News
Who is director Giselle Andres?

We have a roster of directors in the film industry and this 2017, we welcome the newest romantic-comedy director Giselle Andres.

Her first-ever big-screen project is none other than the debut film of former "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7" teen housemates Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Kisses Delavi,n and Marco Gallo.

Last March was the first time we saw her in front of the camera during the Story Conference of "LIT" and probably most of us asked who she really is.

Recently, Sepetmber 3 to be exact, the talented director opened her heart out and shared to us her humble beginnings at the Grand Media Launch of the upcoming film.

So to get to know Direk Giselle more, read this:

1. She's 34 and has been in the industry for more than a decade.

"Actually medyo matagal na rin ako sa show business. Pumasok po ako almost 10 years ago. After ko po mag-film school nag-wardrobe ako. Lahat talaga. Wardrobe, art director, production designer."

2. Direk Rory Quintos is significant to where she is now.

"Napunta po ako kay Direk Rory [Quintos]. Nag-AD [Assistant Director] ako sa kanya for four years tapos sabi niya 'Alam mo magpelikula ka.' Siya talaga nag-inspire sa'kin although dati pa po after film school gusto ko na pong maging director. 'Di ko lang po alam paano. Tapos nakasalubong ko 'tong lahat ng mga angels na 'to."

3. She's THE Olivia Lamasan's protégé.

"So pinadala niya (Direk Rory) po ako kay Inang sa 'In The Name Of Love' po. Isang taon ko pong kasama sila Kuya Aga [Muhlach] at Angel [Locsin] at si Ms. Carmi [Martin]. So nag-script lang po ako doon for a year tapos after po nun sunud-sunod na po 'yung 'pag AD ko kay Inang. [Pinakahuli ko] ay 'Barcelona A Love Untold.' Simula po 'The Mistress.'"

4. She's the happiest when she found out about "Loving In Tandem."

"Actually nagulat nalang po talaga ako kasi dati pa naman po ako nag-e-express kay Inang na 'Inang meron po akong gustong isulat.' Gusto ko lang din po talaga magsulat talaga. Nag-submit po ako sa kanya. Tapos nagulat po ako na meron nalang kami biglang meeting na totally hindi about sa kahit anong pelikula. Sabi niya 'Anak, may ganitong story... Gusto mo ba? Gusto mo bang i-direct?' Sabi ko 'Eh Inang kaya po ako pumasok ng Star Cinema kasi po gusto ko talaga ng mga rom-com.' 'Got To Believe' po 'yung una kong napanood na parang ganun kaya sabi ko 'Ay, ganun pala. Gusto ko sa Star.'

"Sobra po akong natutuwa na 'yung binibigay po sa'king project ay ganun ang tema."

So that's how everything started for Direk Giselle.... Inspiring! <3

Meanwhile, her upcoming film "Loving In Tandem" will be out in cinemas starting September 13!

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