I have always been passionate in giving inspiration to the youth and if there would be a movie to awaken the parents and those concerned, it should be Director Paul Soriano's "Thelma". It is satirically what had John Arcilla mentioned in the Bloggers Night at Yellow Cab UP-Ayala Technohub, "hindi lang pampamilya, pang -isports pa" because "Thelma" is an indie-film-turned-mainstream of Time Horizon in cooperation with Abracadabra and Underground Logic (distributed by Star Cinema)."Thelma" is a movie about a mischievous and tomboyish teenage barrio girl from Ilocos Norte who has passion for running. Serving as an outlet to brave her misfortunes in life, Thelma strives to win competitions to finance the surgical operation of her family and the movie entails all her struggles to run to and against the odds. Played by Maja Salvador who also co-produced her first solo movie, "Thelma" is supported by an array of seasoned and veteran actors/actresses like Tetchie Agbayani (Floring), John Arcilla (Aldo), Eliza Pineda (Hannah), Jason Abalos (Sammy), Sue Prado (Marie), Elma Muros (Coach Rose), Manel Sevidal (Cynthia) and RJ Salvador (Carl).
Parents these days indifferent of their child's struggles eventually realize the potentials of their passion. I've learned more about how evolving the Philippine movie industry had been in the past years and I would like to believe that we want to watch movies that'll not just laugh for gags and cry for scenes but appreciate the entire film. The story, the production design and the inspiration "Thelma" imparts should be well taken by the Filipino viewers. Thelma is showing nationwide starting September 7, 2011.
Don't miss the chance to explore the evolution of the Philippine movie industry and don't miss the chance to appreciate the values and passion the movie "Thelma" hopes to share to all.