Ricky Davao was recently named Best Actor in a SupportingRole for his indie film Signos in the recently concluded InternationalFilmmaker Film Festival. Held in England from June 20 to 27, the filmfestaims to provide filmmakers a venue to tap the U.K. market.
The TV star-theater actor played the father of Luis Alandyin this indie film directed by Aloy Adlawan. Direk Aloy informed PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) regarding the good news. According to the official website of the U.K. filmfest, Ricky bested international actorsJohn Lansch (Portrait in Sepia Tone), Neil Newbon (The Run),Peter Elliott (Hallo Panda), and John Wimmer (The Years in the Desert)for the said award.
Two Filipino films were nominated for the category BestForeign Language Film: Signos (international title: The Sign) andHaw-ang (international title: Before Harvest), which is directedby Bong Ramos.
The lead character of Haw-ang is a former nun playedby theater actress Kalila Aguilos. She was nominated for the category BestActress in a Leading Role but she lost to Alexandra Weaver for the movie TheRun.
Ricky is currently part of the GMA-7 show Dyesebelwhile Kalila is part of the comedy TV series Camera Café also airing onthe Kapuso Network.