JC SANTOS leads an all-Ilonggo film set to premiere in 2024

This coming 2024, Ilonggo pride and FAMAS-winning director KEVIN PISON PIAMONTE and Ilonggo trailblazing businessman and civic leader ATTY. JOBERT PEÑAFLORIDA together with his entrepreneur wife, MS. RHEA PEÑAFLORIDA team up to bring to Iloilo a cinematic work that will celebrate our Ilonggo heritage, faith, and kinship through a film entitled CANDÈ.

CANDÈ is about Timothy who comes home to Iloilo after 21 years to bury his only childhood playmate while at the same time hoping to resolve the mysteriously tragic incident that greatly affected their friendship.  Filled with bittersweet memories, he retraces his story and the people that made him happy during his brief childhood in Jaro. Will his coming home finally free himself from the guilt that he has long carried with him?

Leading the cast is MMFF 2023 Best Supporting Actor JC SANTOS who will play the role of Timothy. Together with JC is seasoned actress SUNSHINE TEODORO playing the role of Lita. The cast also includes three young children whose raw talents during the massive auditions stood out: GIAN POMPERADA (as young Timothy), JAN JUNASH DELIMA (as Boyboy) and JULIAN PAUL LARRODER (as Dondon). Supporting the lead cast are Ilonggo talents culled out from auditions and previous work relations with the film’s creative team: SHARON IDONE, LARAGENE SERVANDO-RETAZO, SKIM GUEVARRA, TRES ARANDELA, and RACHEL SANTILLAN-AUBERT. PUPA DADIVAS also appears in a special role.

CANDÈ is also anchored on a genuine cause. This film is for the benefit of TAOS PUSO FOUNDATION, INC., (TPFI) an NGO in the Provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras that supports the livelihood and welfare of women and children. CANDÈ specifically aims to benefit the livelihood projects of TPFI.

Principal photography for CANDÈ begins this January 2024 and is estimated to premiere before the year ends. Follow us on Facebook for updates.