BEAUTY queen-actress Winwyn Marquez would love to be known as an accomplished individual wearing many hats: versatile actress, beauty queen, teacher, military officer, dutiful daughter and loving sister, among many others.
“Yeah, I believe, I’m as unpredictable as Nelia, my new character in my forthcoming movie, because I do things simultaneously on my own. So pumasok ako sa beauty contest, nag military training ako, then I took up a license as a teacher. I did all these without telling others, not even my family,” she said during a recent Zoom interview.
Winwyn said she just returned home for a week from her lock-in taping for a TV show with GMA. Then she’s scheduled for another two months of lock-in shooting for Nelia in the coming days.
If there would be no changes due to the lockdown and movement restrictions, shooting should have started on March 22 in Gapan, Nueva Ecija.
Nelia, “a contemporary movie about a curious woman that will surely intrigue, frighten and make audiences scream,” is the maiden film venture A&Q Productions Film Inc.
The new film company envisions to produce quality Filipino films, most especially as this pandemic lingers to help the country’s movie industry, according to producer Atty. Melanie Honey Quiño, who also penned the story of Nelia.
“Nelia is the first of many quality and entertaining film offerings from A&Q,” said Atty. Aldwin F. Alegre, the other half of the power tandem for the nascent company.
The upcoming film tells the story of Nelia, whose womanly instincts and gut feel are aroused because of mysterious cases that happen in the hospital where she works. With Lester Dimaranan as the director, Nelia also features Mon Confiado, Dexter Doria, Lloyd Samartino, Vin Abrenica, Ali Forbes, Shido Roxas and Raymond Bagatsing as Dr. Rey.