Sunday, February 17, 2013

An Afternoon with the "Apoy Sa Dagat" Directors and Creative Staff!


  
"Apoy Sa Dagat" is the newest Primetime TV series of ABS-CBN which stars Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, Angelica Panganiban, and Angelica Panganiban! With its flaming hot title, I really thought at first that this will be a sexy teleserye. But after meeting the directors, writer, and creative staffs of the said TV series, my outlook to this teleserye eventually changed! 

One Saturday afternoon, we had a Bloggers' Conference together with the Creative Team of "Apoy Sa Dagat." This was composed of the two directors FM Reyes and Nick Olanca, writer Arden Condez, and creative manager Henry Quintain.

My first question to the teleserye director FM Reyes was all about the title of the series. I got curious why this TV series was dubbed as such since it suggests a sexy name. Added to the fact, the series is led by three of the sexiest stars who showed skins in the trailer and poster giving me a hint that this is a Rated SPG TV show. But Direk FM explained why.     

According to him, the title "Apoy Sa Dagat" is actually a figure of speech. It was derived from the figurative phrase "fire on water," two objects that can't never be together! In the story, this pertains to the lead characters continuously battling! The title also suggests facing stiff challenges - how the lead characters will face the challenges which were impossible to win! 

"The story is not that sexy or daring everyone is thinking of. Yes, there are some sexy scenes in the first part of the series but as you will go along, you will see how it differs from the other teleserye," the director said. 

It's good to note that Direk FM Reyes is also the man behind the successful and phenomenal hit TV series like "Lobo," "May Bukas Pa," "eBoy," and "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas."  And it's proud to know that "Lobo" and "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" were continuously hitting the other parts of the world as their rights were sold to other countries the way we did with the different Koreanovelas airing in the country.  

With Direk Nick Olanca, Writer Arden Condez, Creative Manager Henry Quintain, and Direk FM Reyes

The "Apoy Sa Dagat" Team!

A Sizzling Hot TV Series Poster of "Apoy Sa Dagat"

The teleserye writer Henry Quintain expressed how he admires Angelica Panganiban. "Nung una talaga ayaw na ayaw ko kay Angelica lalo na 'nung time na kontrabida siya ni Camille Prats. Kase big fan ako ni Camille then naging artist pa namin siya sa Marinella. But after ko siyang makatrabaho dito sa Apoy Sa Dagat, talagang bumilib ako sa batang ito! Wow, ang galing niya!" he shared.

Angelica is playing a dual role in the series. She is playing the poor and humble sea girl Serena at the same time playing the rich and the fighter Rebecca. "Hindi mo na kailangang ibahin ang itsura nung dalawang Angelica eh na 'ung isa is mahaba ang buhok at maiksi ung isa. Sa acting niya pa lang kitang-kita mo na ang pagkakaiba. Ganun siya kagaling," the writer and director agreed.

Aside from Angelica, the team also talked about the other characters in the series like the two leading men Piolo and Diether, the antagonist Angel Aquino, and the other veteran stars. 

They were all laughing as they shared how cool the character of Ms. Perla Bautista in the story. "Kilala natin si Perla sa mga roles na martir na ina. Pero dito, pokpok ang role niya! Lipstick ang katapat ng kaligayahan niya," Direk FM revealed.

The creative team also unveiled how cruel the character of Angel Aquino. "Kung sa Magkaribal at Maria La Del Barrio naintindihan natin at minahal ang pagiging kontrabida niya, dito sa Apoy Sa Dagat, grabe at magagalit talaga kayo at kasusuklaman niyo siya!" It's really evilness to the fullest Angel Aquino is in the series!

Here is the full trailer of "Apoy Sa Dagat:"



The series also explores the beauty of the Philippines. Yes, the scenes were also taken in the different tourist spots of the country. The team even narrated how they shoot in the cruise and in the mid of the sea.  

"Apoy Sa Dagat" just premiered last Monday, February 11, 2013. And it truly got high pilot ratings beating its rival TV series! This week and in the next succeeding weeks, expect to see more exciting twists as the story progresses!   

This is such another great teleserye from the home of breakthrough TV series, ABS-CBN! Once more, two thumbs up Kapamilya! (RCB)