TV5 is bringing another first to Philippine free television. After its unmatched sports coverage of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season, fearless news reporting segments and its unique, Tagalized versions of popular American US television series, it will now give the Filipino audience the brilliance of a world-class director right in their homes.
On Dec. 19 last year, TV5 proudly announced its collaboration with acclaimed director Brillante Ma. Mendoza for its newest offering, Brillante Mendoza Presents.
The show will feature made-for-television movies created exclusively for TV5 by the director.
The name Brillante Mendoza is synonymous with excellent films that reflect the unfiltered realities of society. Viewers can expect the same quality of storytelling and craftsmanship in Brillante Mendoza Presents.
For TV5, this is a testament to its commitment to provide viewers with shows that raise the level of free TV entertainment.
Mendoza has been making the rounds of international film festivals since his first movie , Masahista, in 2005. He is the only Filipino to have won Best Director in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for his feature film, Kinatay, a story of a young man who suddenly finds himself in a criminal syndicate. Most recently, his film about a small-time drug dealer in dire need of bail money, Ma’ Rosa, earned a Best Actress award for Jaclyn Jose at Cannes Film Festival.
Mendoza’s success in the international arena has given so much pride for the Philippines. With Brillante Mendoza Presents, TV5 is giving the director another space to feature his work and reach out to Filipinos from all walks of life. The stories will be authentic and unique, definitely a far cry from the usual TV dramas.
It will air once a month starting this month.