A Quezon City high school teacher of theatre and film was chosen Best Actor by the Indie Film Chart based in the United Kingdom.
Geraldo Jumawan, a teacher at the Senior High of Lagro High School, was selected as an awardee for his performance in “Pas-an” (Carried Burden), an advocacy short film he also co-authored and co-directed.
Jumawan portrayed Lolo Aurelio, a grandfather who is taking care of a grandson diagnosed with hemophilia. Lolo Aurelio had to carry his grandson and brought him to school every day.
The Philippine Educational Theater Association-trained high school teacher has organized theater and filmmaking clubs where he shares his passion and advocacy.
In an August 14 interview published by Indie Film Chart, Jumawan thanked the film review site for choosing him as its July 2019 Best Actor, saying, “It motivated me more to work hard as an actor.”
Geraldo Jumawan is a 2019 Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Gurong Pilipino (Filipino Hero Teacher) top 5 national finalist. The Film Development Council of the Philippines also named the actor as a Film Ambassador awardee for 2018.
Filipino short films have steadily gained international attention such as at the recent Landshut Short Film Festival, McJim’s award-winning short films showcasing Pinoy leathercraft, and at Cannes Film Festival.
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