Former Star Magic talent Khalil Ramos was warmly welcomed by the Kapuso Network when he signed an exclusive management contract with GMA Artist Center Oct. 13.
The decision, which according to the young actor “was neither easy nor hard”, was a product of several talks between him and the network since the beginning of the year.
“Early this year, before the pandemic happened, we already had a few initial talks. They didn’t tell me immediately to be their talent but they presented a few projects that I find really interesting to explore,” Khalil told Manila Standard Entertainment in a virtual interview.
During the contract signing, the 24-year-old actor felt overwhelmed when GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer, and GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Joy Marcelo were all present.
“That has never happened before, I mean, I’m not used to this kind of grand welcome. I feel loved! The amount of support that I’ve been getting so far is very gratifying. I’m incredibly happy to be a Kapuso. I’m very much excited to be able to collaborate with such talented and skilled people. I can’t wait to meet everyone else,” he expressed his enthusiasm.
Khalil entered the entertainment industry in 2011 at the age of 15. From then on, he has grown into a multihyphenate for much of his career: a filmmaker, a content creator, a host, a performer, and a highly-regarded actor.
To name a few of his notable films, Khalil starred as part of the lead cast in various films, such as in Erik Matti’s award-winning film, Honor Thy Father, the first Filipino Netflix film Dead Kids directed by seasoned filmmaker Mikhail Red, and just last year, Khalil showcased his acting prowess as the leading man in the multi-awarded film LSS, opposite Gabbi Garcia.
Now that he is a certified Kapuso, Khalil looks forward to portraying challenging roles that GMA is known for highlighting on screen.
“I’d definitely want to take on roles that are acting pieces. Some that I could think of are roles in a heavy drama series. Thriller and suspense roles would be great as well. Comedy is also something that I’d like to explore after doing Dead Kids. I am really interested in roles that would challenge me as a storyteller,” he related.
Driven by passion and a creative eye, Khalil co-founded Limitless Production House with his friends. As its CEO, director, and producer, he collaborates with the country’s top directors and cinematographers, on and off the screen, as an actor and mentee.