The second film to Sun Life Financial Philippines’ “Kaakbay” campaign series was launched at 9AM on July 20, 2019 with the camera now focused on kart racer and actor Matteo Guidicelli, and who he sees as his life partner.
“Kahit (Although) he didn’t have much, he had family – and family was just the most important thing to him.”
“You know that family bond is just everything. You build a fort, you stay together, you help each other, you guide each other.”
Speaking to Direk Nic Reyes of Indie.Go, he shared with us the process behind directing “Nonno” and celebrating the magic of family. He shared how although the main theme surrounding Matteo’s film is his family, they decided to ground the story on the man who really set the tone in terms of how each member in the tribe valued one another – and that was really his grand father.
“It was very important for him to communicate that family was the center of his core – that he didn’t do anything without his family. That he also made sure that they stayed together, and they functioned as a unit. So even though they all had their own individual careers and endeavors, what was the unifying factor was this love of family.. that was the main thrust”, Direk Nic emphasized.