Nathan and Gammy Lopez play sexually confused teenagers in "Krisis"


Identical twins Nathan and Gammy Lopez topbill Krisis, the 20-minute short film directed by Dave Cecilio.



Nathan Lopez once again plays the role that made him world-famous: a sexually confused teenager. The star of Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros is tapped by director Dave Cecilio in his 20-minute short film titled Krisis. Nathan will act opposite his identical twin Gammy Lopez who appeared in the socially relevant film Pisay.

Director Dave Cecilio tapped the identical twins Nathan and Gammy to portray two young boys who "came from the same egg and shared the same womb" but have totally different personalities. This short narrative film is based on true-to-life experiences and have been fictionalized to protect the identity of the main informant.

In his text message the director told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that he needed "real, identical twin actors, and Nathan and Gammy are the familiar faces for indie films [more] than commercial twins Richard and Raymond [Gutierrez]. Nathan was in the United States when he accepted the role. He read the script and their father, Louie, gave the go signal since they find Krisis uniquely relevant."

Krisis is a short narrative film about the blossoming of male identical twins Peter (Nathan) and Paul (Gammy), as they discover their differences and find their own identities while attending the same school.

Peter and Paul are in their sophomore year in an exclusive school for boys. At 16, both teenagers are discovering and enjoying their young lives. The conflict of the film centers around the preference of the twins for the same person, their athletic classmate named Martin. Jealousy and sibling rivalry become the highlight of this short film. In the end, the brotherly bond between Peter and Paul prove to be stronger than their desire for the affections of one guy.

Krisis has been submitted as one of the entries for the short-film category of the 2008 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. At press time, there is no official list of finalists yet for the third edition of Cinemalaya.

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