Balladeer Erik Santos and Singer Angeline Quinto
MANILA -- Balladeer Erik Santos is branching out to acting as he is now working on the independent film "Separados" for the upcoming Cinemalaya film festival.
"Gumagawa ako ng pelikula, first time for Cinemalaya. So abangan niyo po 'yan," Santos said on the morning show "Kris TV" on Monday.
Directed by GB Sampedro, "Separados" is among the 10 finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature category in this year's Cinemalaya, which will be held from August 1-10 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center.
In the movie, Santos plays a wedding singer who is also a battered husband.
Although this is considered his movie debut, Santos has made cameo appearances in several films and has also starred in a couple of episodes of the drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya."
Aside from the movie, Santos is also set to launch a new album under Star Records.
Meanwhile, singer Angeline Quinto is also working on a new movie with actresses Assunta de Rossi and Angelica Panganiban.
Also appearing on "Kris TV" on Monday, Quinto said she will be starring in the movie "Beauty In A Bottle" under Quantum Films.
"Gaganda kami (dito)," Quinto joked.
In her official Instagram account, Panganiban confirmed that she has started shooting the movie.