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ON THE SET: "Dyosa" komiks launch
Mall goers of Trinoma temporarily stopped their shopping last Monday, July 28, to watch the stars of Dyosa shoot some sequences at the mall's activity center.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was invited on the set of this upcoming ABS-CBN fantaserye. The sequence shot that day was the komiks launch that displayed the powers of Dyosa (Anne Curtis) a.k.a. Josephine.
Gods and goddesses will grace ABS-CBN's primetime block when Dyosa airs its pilot episode on August 11 (Monday). As the goddess of air, land, and water, Dyosa (Anne) must keep the balance between the world of mortals and the world of immortals. She is able to transform into a centaur as Dyosa Tierra, a bird as Dyosa Cielo, and a mermaid as Dyosa Agua. When PEP asked Anne to chose which character is the most difficult to portray, she answers, "The centaur kasi mahirap talaga yung positioning of the body. Mahirap sa loob ng costume."
The fictional komiks launched that afternoon is called Dyosa and is published by Makiling Publications. Zanjoe Marudo, one of the leading men of Anne, describes his role in this TV series directed by Wenn Deramas.
"Ako si Mars, isang illustrator. Ako ang gumagawa sa Dyosa Komiks. Napapanaginipan ko ang lahat at dino-drawing ko sa komiks. Yun pala, nado-drawing ko mismo ang buhay ni Dyosa. Pero hindi ko alam na ang Dyosa pala si Josephine, na lagi kong kaaway sa opisina. Siya pala si Dyosa pero lagi kaming mag-kaaway. In love ako sa Dyosa pero hindi ko alam na siya pala yun."
Zanjoe left for the United States to take part in the Coverboys tour abroad. The sexy male group will go to San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles to perform with Nikki Gil.
According to Direk Wenn, he has already shot enough episodes to last for about five weeks but the show is initially slated to run for 16 weeks. He then described the three leading men of Anne in this fantaserye.
"Si Luis Manzano yung protector ni Anne. Siya yung best friend na in love pero hindi niya pwede sabihin kay Anne. Si Zanjoe siya yung komiks illustrator na link ng immortal world at ng mortal world. Si Sam Milby yung beast na magkakagusto kay Anne kahit na bawal ma-in love sa Dyosa."
Playing the antagonist in the story is Maricar de Mesa. "I'm Calliope Makiling, ako yung may-ari ng publication company. Ako yung publisher. The character of Anne, si Josephine, and Zanjoe, si Mars, will be working for me. Mga tauhan ko sila."
One source of conflict in the story is the fact that her father stole the original idea for Dyosa Komiks from the family of Mars. "Inagaw ng tatay ko sa tatay niya [Zanjoe] kaya kami yung mayaman."
She also causes conflict since she is in love with Mars. She does everything in her power to prevent Josephine from becoming close to the graphic artist.
Aside from shooting indoor scenes in Trinoma mall, the cast of Dyosa also went to out-of-town locations such as Calatagan, Batangas. The world of the gods is created using special effects. "Kasi ang gusto kong lugar, imposibleng magawan ng set," explains Direk Wenn. "Gumamit kami ng green-blue chroma para ma-achieve yun."
He describes the fantasy world that will be seen in Dyosa: "Yung island surrounded by water. Parang Niagara Falls na may island sa gitna. Saan ka naman kukuha ng ganun?"
The theme song of Dyosa is performed by Yeng Constantino. It is a cover of the Asin song titled "Himig ng Pag-ibig."
This fantaserye will begin as ABS-CBN's My Girl comes to an end.