Singer-actor Gerald Santos plays the lead character in a psychological thriller movie opening on June 30.
Dubbed as the “Prince of Ballad”, Gerald, who made waves following his musical stint playing St. Pedro Calungsod, is appearing for the first time in a movie, a starring role at that.
Memory Channel, directed by Raynier Brizuela, is one of the six entries to the World Premieres Film Festival from June 29 to July 10.
Also starring are Epy Quizon, Bodjie Pascua and Michelle Vito.
Gerald singled out the son of Dolphy for serving as mentor to him, saying, “Sobrang thankful po ako kay Sir Epy Quizon, napaka-generous niya, napakagaling at very professional.”
Gerald’s manager Cocoy Ramilo, who produces and writes songs for him, related, “The role was very demanding but he immersed himself into the character. His portrayal was instinctive, you can feel his character.”
Ramilo also stated that his ward also finished doing Emilio Jacinto: Utak ng Katipunan produced by the National Historical Commission.
Gerald is likewise set to record a new love song called “Ibulong Mo Na Sa Akin” penned by music journalist Yugel Losorata.
Screenings are on July 3, 7 p.m. SM Megamall; July 5, 5 p.m. SM Megamall 5pm; July 7, 7 p.m. SM North EDSA; 5 p.m. July 8 SM North EDSA; and 7 p.m. July 10 SM North EDSA.