PNS — THE eldest son of Edgar Mortiz, Frasco, 31, has been directing TV shows like “Eva Fonda” and “Banana Split” for 5 years. He now gets to meg his first movie, the “Braso” episode in “Cinco.” “Kabado ako as ours is the first episode so there’s pressure na mapaganda talaga ito as we’ll set the tone for the succeeding four episodes,” he says.
“Braso” is about an arm cut off from a cadaver that starts to have a life of its own and haunts three students undergoing initation rites for a frat inside a morgue: AJ Perez, Sam Concepcion and Robi Domingo. AJ, 17, is Andrew, the bravest student. “I’m also the most mayabang and this will lead us to trouble.” AJ has done eight films before after being introduced in “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” at 13.
Sam, 17, is Ivan, the coward. “I get scared so easily so I get to scream a lot.” This is his second film. The first one was an episode in “Shake Rattle and Rol IX” where he played a deaf mute.
Robi is Ronald, the good boy and the group’s conscience. “I protect Sam from AJ.” This is his second film after supporting Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson in “Paano Na Kaya.” All three are part of ASAP’s Giggerboys. How come the other members are not in the cast?
“Tatlo lang kasi talaga ang characters,” says Frasco. “Kung lahat sila isasali, di kakasya sa 16 minutes alloted for each episode.”
“They’re happy naman for us. We’re all friends kaya walang inggitan sa’min,” says AJ, who’s also doing “Mamarazzi” with Andi Eigenmann for Regal.
How’s Frasco as a director? “He’s just like our barkada, friendly to everyone,” says Robi. “Di siya basta nagagalit at di siya naninigaw,” says AJ. “Magaan katrabaho.”
What’s the edge of their episode over the others? “Sa amin ‘yung most scenes na nanggugulat, ” says Sam. “We guarantee magugulat sila lalo sa scenes where the three of us appear only in our boxers.”