Election movie stars Derek, Iza and Shaina

My Candidate

A light romantic film titled “My Candidate,” stars Derek Ramsay, Iza Calzado, and Shaina Magdayao.

The movie is considered very timely for the upcoming elections as it is set against a political background. In the movie, Derek plays Sonny Suarez, Shaina Magdayao essays the role of Billie Pono, and Isa Calzado is Vera Sanchez.

Congressman Sonny Suarez is running for senator to continue the legacy of his ailing father, played by Tirso Cruz III. For a politician, Sonny is painfully shy and a bit withdrawn. He is up against a formidable opponent in the person of his former girlfriend Vera Chavez, a self-made congresswoman. Vera’s character is the exact opposite of Sonny.

Sonny’s staff hires Billie Pono, a young communications coach, to train him to polish his public speaking skill and teach him to be charming, tactful, and charismatic. Eventually Billie succeeds at turning Sonny into a perfect candidate and the two become close while at work.

The movie is a coproduction between Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Film Productions and Butchi Boy Films. Directed by y Quark Henares, “My Candidate” opens on May 11.