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IN MEMORIAM: Two of Eduardo Roy Jr.’s beloved works that will always remind us of his brilliance

Our deepest admiration goes to Direk Edong for leaving these masterpieces behind.

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Humility Javier

2/24/2022 in News
IN MEMORIAM: Two of Eduardo Roy Jr.’s beloved works that will always remind us of his brilliance

The film world has lost a brilliant mind, creator, and ally in Eduardo Roy Jr., who is fondly called “Direk Edong” in the industry. And it is during this time of mourning that we’re granted the opportunity to remember Direk Edong’s notable works and appreciate his gifts in the face of grief.

Over the past decade, Direk Edong breathed life to the indie film scene with his award-winning movies “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” “Lola Igna,” and “Fuccbois,” among others. He also lent his critical and creative stylings to television, having directed episodes for “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and “Ipaglaban Mo.”

But it’s his last two works that further showed just how deserving he was of acclaim. In 2019, Direk Edong found the sweet spot between mainstream charm and his distinctly explorative point-of-view with the romantic-comedy “Last Fool Show.” The following year, he went on to direct the boys’ love (BL) series “Oh, Mando!” for iWantTFC.

Take a better look at his last two works below:

Last Fool Show (2019)

“Last Fool Show” follows the story of Mayessa (Arci Muñoz), an indie filmmaker aiming to break through the mainstream and help her ailing mother. Her big break finally comes when giant production company Galaxy Films brings her in. In an effort to make a movie that will appeal to the masses, she takes direct inspiration from her own failed relationship with Paolo (JM de Guzman). Will she be able to pull it off? Or will digging up the remnants of her past pull her away from the present?

Check out the trailer here:

“Oh, Mando!” (2020)

In this charming boys’ love series, Kokoy de Santos plays Mando, a hopeless romantic college student whose attraction towards out-and-proud basketball player Barry (Alex Diaz) doesn’t pan out perfectly. Why? Because Barry has a boyfriend.

Mando tries to move on by getting into a relationship with Barry's sister Krisha (Barbie Imperial). But just when Mando has settled into this new connection, Barry re-enters the picture. Mando is now left to make a major decision that involves choosing between his head or his heart.

Check out the trailer here:

At 41 years old, Direk Edong died of a massive pulmonary embolism due to hospital-acquired pneumonia on February 21.

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