DINGDONG Dantes has completed a new movie that is meant to be shown this month as an official entry in the Summer Metro Manila Filmfest. But because of the corona lockdown, the festival has been postponed indefinitely and Dingdong doesn’t know yet as to when his movie, “A Hard Day”, will get to be shown.
“It’s an action-drama based on a hit Korean movie of the same title shown as entry in the Cannes Filmfest in 2014,” he says. “Siyempre, we adapted the story to have a more Filipino flavor, as directed by Lawrence Fajardo, who did such acclaimed indie films as ‘Imbisibol’ and ‘Posas’. I play a cop here at kasama ko sa cast sina John Arcilla, Janno GIbbs and Meg Imperial. Sana, mas magandang playdate ang maging kapalit ng original playdate namin, as I’m really proud of this movie na punumpuno ng thrills and suspense.”
Meantime, Dingdong continues to be active in fundraising projects that aims to help those badly affected by the corona virus. He and his wife have prepared meals for medical frontliners and our less unfortunate kababayans who are all very grateful to them.
He’s also active in Andrew’s Fund PH which includes Caritas Manila, Magna Anima, the Dioceses of Antipolo and Novaliches and Cubao and YesPinoy Foundation.
He happily reports that: "As of today, we have been successful in sharing 3600 food and rice packs to families of daily minimum wage earners in Payatas, Smokey Mountain, District 5 of Quezon City, Maisan in Sampaloc Manila, Brgy. Longos in Malabon, Barangays 149 & 154 in Pasay City, Members of the Stunt Association of the Philippines, and to marginalized communities of the Dioceses of Novaliches, Cubao and Antipolo with Marikina. In addition, 150 rice packs will be provided to the Diocese of Malolos."
For medical health workers, they have also distributed thousands of free meals. "We’ve delivered a total of 3,915 meals to our frontliners from our partner hospitals that include the Quezon City General Hospital, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital and Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center. May we always be blessed with the good will, the heart and the capacity to reach out to those who are in great need especially during this COVID-19 crisis.”