“Mula sa Buwan” Geared for Movie Adaptation
In a Facebook post by “Mula Sa Buwan” creator, book writer, and stage director Pat Valera, we’ve learned that the musical was recently part of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Project Market.
The people behind “Mula Sa Buwan”, together with other groups, pitched to industry leaders, funders, and producers from the Philippines and other countries.
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The upcoming film will be directed by Alberto “Treb” Monteras II, the director of the 2017 award-winning film “Respeto.” A timeline for film production as well as casting details have yet to be announced.
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Based on the story of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, Pat Valera and William Elvin Manzano’s “Mula sa Buwan” is about the love story involving Cyrano, Roxane, and Christian set in 1940’s Manila. It was most recently staged in November 2018 at the Hyundai Hall of Aretè in the Ateneo de Manila University. The show featured Nicco Manalo and Boo Gabunada as Cyrano, Gab Pangilinan and Cris Go as Roxane, and Myke Salomon and Edward Benosa as Christian.