‘Katipunan’ shoot begins-A A +A
Friday, October 4, 2013
AMID pouring rain and fog, work has begun on Katipunan, GMA News and Public Affairs’ first historical miniseries.
Katipunan’s eight episodes narrate the history of the secret society that waged a revolution against the colonial power then that was Spain.
It opens with the various abuses committed by Spaniards in the Philippines, the struggle of various Filipino groups for better treatment by Spain, and the founding of the more “radical” Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or Katipunan.
It delves into the life and loves of Katipunan supremo Andres Bonifacio, the struggles he faced as he built the revolutionary group from just a handful of warm bodies to a nationwide entity, the battles he fought on various fronts, and how he lost his life in the hands of the people he called “kapatid,” even until the end.
The shoot for the miniseries began here at the de Villavicencio ancestral home. It was the home of Eulalio and Gliceria de Villavicenio, a rich couple who contributed a great part of their wealth to the Katipunan. The couple donated SS Bulusan to the movement, the Katipunan’s first ship.
Award-winning actor Sid Lucero leads the cast as Andres Bonifacio. Playing his wife and Lakambini of the Katipunan Gregoria de Jesus is actress Glaiza de Castro. Joining them are Benjamin Alves, Dominic Roco, Mercedes Cabral, Nico Antonio, and Roi Vinzon.
Written by Ian Victoriano, the historical docudrama is being directed by King Mark Baco. It is being filmed in ultra high definition using Sony Cinealta F3 cameras provided by Solid Video. CMB Film Services Inc. provided lenses and other high-end equipment. Katipunan will air every Saturday beginning Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. on GMA 7. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 05, 2013.