Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos have known each other since they both started receiving singing and acting training in theater company Trumpets. While the two have been previously paired in the musical Peter Pan, their first film together, I Do Bidoo Bidoo, grants them a first screen kiss.

Photo: Noel Orsal

With his plate full this summer, Sam Concepcion might have to give up his Boracay trip with friends and Kapamilya network co-talents Ivan Dorschner, James Reid, and company.

At his contract signing for his new endorsement with ABE International Business College on April 2, at Johnny Rockets, Tomas Morato, Sam was able to talk about his excuse for missing out on his friends’ planned summer getaway.

“I’m going to be spending half of the summer shooting the movie.”

The 19-year-old is, at present, busy shooting for the big-screen musical I Do Bidoo Bidoo wherein he stars with OPM all-time favorite artists Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Asian Film Awards People’s Choice for Favorite Actress, comedienne Eugene Domingo.

A film directed and written by Chris Martinez, I Doo Bidoo Bidoo features songs by the APO Hiking Society.

“It has been crazy fun. It’s been going really well,” says Sam when asked how the project is coming along.

He stresses that it astounds him to be working with these seasoned artists.

“Every day on the set… I get surprised that I’m actually working with these people.

“I’m working with Direk Chris Martinez. Every time, I still forget I’m working with Gary V., Ogie Alcasid, Eugene Domingo, Ms. Zsa Zsa…

“I’m actually in this! So yun, it’s been great!”

With 2012 hitting the end of the first quarter, Sam’s career kicked off quite well.

He mentions that apart from I Doo Bidoo Bidoo, his last two weeks’ taping for afternoon soap Angelito Batang Ama adds to how hectic his schedule has been.

“Actually, last week [was a] crazy week. I shot for Angelito, too… Nagkasabay!

"So, there are times na I tape for Angelito, M-W-F [Monday, Wednesday, Friday] and I shoot for I Do Bidoo Bidoo, T-Th [Tuesday, Thursday].

“Last week, that happened! The entire five days … I didn’t go home, as in straight talaga!