Explore a different kind of love in Joel Lamangan's My Father, Myself MMFF 2022 Official Entry

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

What if something that felt so good and so right tends to be wrong and evil in the eyes of many? Are you willing to sacrifice your own happiness just to live for what the society think is right even if it will torment you for the rest of your life? Is letting go as easy as moving on? 

All these questions will give light in this not so ordinary kind of LOVE that will unfold in Quinn Carillo's screenplay, inspired by the Direk Joel Lamangan's story, the official entry to the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival this December 25.

"My Father, Myself" produced by Mentorque Entertainment and 3:16 MediaNetwork features Jake Cuenca, Sean de Guzman, Dimples Romana and introducing Tiffany  Grey.

Jake and Dimples worked on a Kapamilya series, "Viral Scandal" and had the honor of working with the Lamangan in several projects before this came to be. It's a no-brainer how they were able to give life to the characters direk Lamangan designed for them. 

To-date, Sean is being dubbed as the Vivamax King. And the two international acting awards he bagged were products of Lamangan's direction. The list goes on with the projects he did with Direk Lamangan like "Anak ng Macho Dancer", "Lockdown", "Fall Guy" and more in the pipeline.

Days after the trailer hit social media, the Twitter netizens were a-buzz on the different reactions they had for "My Father, Myself."

There was much to be said. Criticisms. Discussions. Debates. Because of some scenes in the trailer, some from the LGBTQ+ world deemed it to have a very strong and brave theme.

"See the movie first, before you judge it. There was no intention to offend anyone in any way. We just wanted to tell a story. A different kind of love. A colorful life of a family," shared Direk  Lamangan.

Tiffany Grey with Quinn Carillo

As for the prolific writer, Quinn, "This is not fiction. There was a basis where the germ of the story came from. Some may find some kind of  a shock value. It's up to the viewing public as to how they will interpret it when they see it."

Photos at the red carpet premiere of My Father, Myself

Highlights at the red carpet premiere of My Father, Myself

In time for the reason for the season, Christmas, "My Father, Myself" is the gift that the whole cast with Allan Paule, Jim.Pebanco, AC Carillo, Mon Mendoza, Shawn Nino Gabriel, Erryn Garcia, K Contreras, Rayah Minioza.and Joseph San Jose and the Production with Len Carrillo,Win Salgado, Jumerlito Corpuz,  Nino Abad and Bryan Dy wishes to share with the family.


"You know what the funny thing is? I was willing to give up everything for you..." - Robert

My Father, Myself is the only R-18 film entry in this year's 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival. This film is very realistic, even though we're already in the 20th century, there are still some people who still chooses to outcast or judge the LGBTQ+ community, the notion that they still should fit in the norms and will be condemned if they ever marry or fight for the love they want is still very much crucial, especially if the family doesn't approve of it. 

Jake Cuenca and Sean De Guzman delivered well in their respective roles and truly deserves an award. I can see the connection, the intensity as if they're not acting. Collaborating to produce spectacular scenes is no less than Dimples Romana who did a great job as Robert's wife, patiently agonized knowing that her husband is having an affair with... you'll know once you watched the film.

Tiffany Grey is introduced in this film and she was indeed perfect for her role. There were some scenes that were light, funny and heavy and all were delivered really well by all the cast. 

My Father, Myself Trailer

On December 25. A package of a good movie with everything and anything about love and a different kind of love will set one's heart on fire! Don't miss this one of a kind love story! 

You Might Also Like