Ishmael Bernal (30 September 1938 – 2 June 1996) was a Filipino filmmaker, stage and television director, actor, and screenwriter.
The critics considered him as the “genius of Philippine cinema” and was commonly referred to as the maestro.
my directors think that I play it well so more offers for gay roles are coming my way.
He has conducted film and theater workshops and directed plays for school-based theater groups.which could be a spoof tribute to those three films, directed by Chris Martinez and starring TJ Trinidad as Tommy, a respected marketing director who is actually a closet gay; Edgar Allan Guzman as Champ, a gay matinee idol forced to hide after his sex video has gone viral; Prince Stefan as Jet, a promiscuous call center agent sacred to death when a casual HIV-positive sex partner committed suicide; Joey Paras as Mandy, a men,” pretending to be a man) having cold feet on his wedding day; and John “Sweet” Lapus as Gorgeous who seeks relief from being a breadwinner by fantasizing over Champ. You must have noticed that in my films, there are characters who are gay or who shows gay sensibility.But I have never done a film that is for or about gays.He was known the melodramas he created which were inspired with feminist, realistic moral and social issues.Among his several notable films were Nunal sa Tubig (1975), City After Dark (1980), Relasyon (1982), Himala (1982), and Hinugot sa Langit (1985).