Actress Sunshine Dizon talks about fulfilling her dream of working behind the camera in the new rom-com digital series starring Iza Calzado and Ian Veneracion.
Currently working on her associate directorial debut in the upcoming WeTV Philippines original series B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody and Brandy, Sunshine Dizon is also proud to share that the show is the brainchild of Sanggre Productions, a production company she helped form last year along with director Mark Reyes, Iza Calzado, Karylle, and Diana Zubiri. Their first series stars Iza and Ian Veneracion and will start airing next year on the new streaming platform.
“I think the beauty of our story, it was written with the bidas in mind so parang patterned na siya, talagang sinadya na namin yung story for our two bidas,” she said during the WeTV Philippines media launch held earlier this month.
The 37-year-old actress, who has been very hands on with the pre-production process of the show, admitted mounting a series during the new normal has been a challenge for her and her team.
“To be honest, it’s quite hard because there are a lot of considerations that we really had to do and also follow all the protocols because of the pandemic. Pero it’s good that we’re also working with senior producers and that everybody naman, especially with our team, we’re very conscious na we have to take care of the staff, the artists, etc. So planning is hard but we have to keep up with the times. Hopefully, lahat maayos naman before we shoot,” she explained.
Sunshine also stressed that part of having a good production includes good music as well. “If you recall, most of the memorable movies or TV shows that you’ve seen, meron talagang element yan na magandang music especially the theme songs and I think nung mga nakaraang taon medyo nakalimutan natin yan eh pero madaming mahusay na OPM writers and dapat it has to work together di ba para ma-promote din natin yung ating music industry,” she added.
As part of the league of Filipino actors (AKTOR) which was formed last July, Sunshine said that apart from AKTOR’s advocacy to show the public that the role played by the members of the showbiz industry can go beyond just entertainment, she is also proud of their group’s relief efforts during the times of recent calamity.
“I’m just very proud and lucky to be part of AKTOR organization. We’ve been repacking a lot and accepting a lot of donations. Hanggang ata today tumanggap kami ng donations. But ako personally I was there for three days straight, nag-re-repack. And I’m just very proud that I am part of the group,” she said.
Other celebrities who are also part of AKTOR include Dingdong Dantes, Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Agot Isidro, Iza Calzado, and Janine Gutierrez to name a few.
B&B: The Story of the Battle of Brody and Brandy will start streaming online as part of the original series lineup of WeTV Philippines in 2021.