‘My Little Bossings,’ MMFF 2013’s runaway winner?

[caption id="attachment_55965" align="alignright" width="212"]Ryzza Mae Dizon, Bimby Aquino-Yap Jr., Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Aiza Seguerra, Manila Bulletin ‘My Little Bossings’ stars Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Aiza Seguerra, Bimby Aquino-Yap Jr. and Ryzza Mae Dizon[/caption]

It’s understandable if the prediction this early is that “My Little Bossings” will be the runaway box office winner in the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival. Basis of course is the immense popularity of the “My Little Bossings” stars Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino-Yap Jr. of the movie produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Films, APT Entertainment and Kris Aquino Productions.

I’m a big fan of both Ryzza and Bimby: Ryzza for her candid wit and spontaneity on her own show “The Ryzza Mae Show” (I have to confess here that sometimes when I’m late in my lunchtime meetings or presscons, it’s because I couldn’t leave the house without watching Ryzza Mae’s show), and Bimby for his commercials with doting mom Kris. I’ve wondered myself why a commercial can touch or give me much pleasure, maybe because of the love-filled bonding of mother and son that they project.

Ryzza Mae makes me recall Aiza Seguerra when she was starting out in “Eat Bulaga” after she won as runner-up on the show’s “Little Miss Philippines 1987” contest (Ryzza was “Little Miss Philippines 2012.) Aiza won the televiewers’ hearts (including mine) with her cute antics. I was so fond of her that I would invite her to fiestas especially in my hometown in Asingan, Pangasinan. Of course, she and her mom Caring would always be in my house during my birthday parties.

Anyway, going back to “My Little Bossings,” the comedy movie promises a lot of fun and laughter for the whole family.

Ryzza Mae and Bimby have struck up an extraordinary chemistry since they started working together. Director Marlon Rivera saw this right away and the actors, staff and crew working with the two kids have been treated to so much fun witnessing this outstanding rapport between the very down-to-earth Ryzza Mae and the “socially elite” Bimby.

“Ryzza does not speak much English while Bimby does not speak much Tagalog. Sobrang cute nila lalo na kapag nag-uusap na silang dalawa. Sa bandang huli, Ryzza ends up teaching Bimby Tagalog words while Bimby teaches Ryzza English words,” producer Boss Orly Ilacad of OctoArts Films tells.

[caption id="attachment_55964" align="alignleft" width="284"]Ryzza AND Bimby show off their awards as Golden Kids of the Year Ryzza and Bimby show off their awards as
Golden Kids of the Year[/caption]

Boss Orly says this outstanding chemistry between the two kids has been exciting everyone on the set. “This is perhaps the reason why there is much excitement about the movie this early. We’re very happy with the public’s curiosity for the two child superstars,” he says.

Vic Sotto, for his part, is very happy with the way the movie is turning out to be. “Nakakatuwa talaga ’yung dalawang bata. They complement each other so well. You can see that when you watch the movie. Nagtuturuan, nagtatawanan, sabay napapagod, sabay nagugutom. Masaya lang kami sa set. Para lang kami laging naglalaro,” he says.

Kris Aquino lends utmost support for her son’s first movie outing. She is very hands-on as a producer. She makes sure that Bimby gets everything he needs during the shoot. In fact, we were told that she specifically hired Bimby’s own personal stylist and makeup artist. This is why Bimby looks so dapper, handsome and so cute playing the role of a rich boy in this film.

“My Little Bossings” also stars Jaclyn Jose, Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros, Barbie Forteza, Neil Coleta, and Neil Sese. Story and screenplay by Bibeth Orteza.

“My Little Bossings” is one of the official entries to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival begginning on Christmas Day.

Incidentally, Ryzza Mae and Bimby have been awarded as Golden Kids of the Year by family event Baby and Family Expo Philippines 2013 happening tomorrow, Dec. 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia.

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[caption id="attachment_55963" align="alignright" width="200"]Nikki Gil, Manila Bulletin Nikki Gil[/caption]

Nikki Gil Wins First Acting Award

Nikki Gil bagged the award for Best Single Performance by an Actress in the recently concluded 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV.

She won the award for her exemplary performance in “Maalaala Mo Kaya’s” June 22 episode, titled “Ilog,” which earned her nomination in the annual awards event. At the time of its airing, the “Ilog” episode also made history as MMK’s highest-rating episode.

Earlier this year, Nikki also earned critical acclaim for her short but intense performance on “Apoy Sa Dagat.”

Nikki bested her other competitors in the same category, including Ai Ai delas Alas, Iza Calzado, Boots Anson-Roa and Nora Aunor.

”It’s an honor for me to be mentioned in the same breath as all these accomplished actresses who I truly admire and idolize,” Nikki humbly remarks. “I just really want to be an effective storyteller, because that’s what acting is all about anyway.”

On Instagram, Nikki waxed ecstatic about her very first acting award, and thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the winning episode.

In jest, she even quipped, “Best Single Performance by an Actress. Is this because I’m single?”

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings, Dec. 5, go to Rep. Amado Bagatsing, Mila A. Abad, Donita Rose Cavett, Anthony Pangilinan, Julie Ann Fortich, Rudy Diego, Chris Almeda, Luz Valderama, Joan T. Acot, Vice Mayor Roderick Tiongson of San Miguel, Bulacan, Jennifer Rebecca Ortuoste of PCSO GM’s office, Rach Gutierrez, Bu Labrador Caingat, Candy Medina Tantoco, Ramon “Monchu” Siytangco IV, and MB’s Raymond Sacay... Happy wedding anniversary to Enrique and Miles Yulo; Llewellyn and Carol Llanillo; and Drs. Rodolfo and Rosalina Ante...


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