Filipino actor Jake Macapagal has received an offer of representation from Hollywood-based talent management agency, ICM Partners.
The said company handles the careers of Oscar winners Christopher Waltz, Jodie Foster, Al Pacino and Samuel L. Jackson.
Macapagal starred in the film Metro Manila, which won the Audience Award for Best World Dramatic Film at the Sundance Film Festival early this year.
The Pinoy actor caught the attention of ICM for his portrayal of a farmer-turned-armoured-truck driver. His character in Metro Manila is torn between his desire to do the right thing and his responsibility to keep his family safe.
Macapagal began acting at the age of nine, performing on stage for the Ateneo Children’s Theatre. He has appeared in international productions such as Miss Saigon (Germany and UK). He was also seen in the 2011 horror flick Aswang.
He is currently taking ABS-CBN's Teachers Training Program under Rahyan Carlos using the Ivana Chubbuck Technique from Los Angeles. Later this month, Macapagal resumes his fourth year as a Teacher for the Star Magic Workshops.
“Attracting an agent in a festival is a daunting experience,” admitted Jake. “They find you. Most agents won’t reveal whom they represent, and if they do, the clientele is subject to change without notice. In the meantime, I have to develop and understand agent/client relationship. It’s new to me. At least, I know they like me, it’s also about whether they get you meetings with casting directors and auditions, that’s all that matters in the end, the rest is up to you and how good you are in the room.”