Actresses Lovi Poe and Iza Calzado are deeply feeling the loss of film/TV director Maryo J. delos Reyes.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, January 28, Lovi recalled her fondest moments with the acclaimed director at work.
The 28-year-old actress uploaded a behind-the-scene photo of Direk Maryo on Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
He was shooting a scene of the GMA-7 series Someone To Watch Over Me, which starred Lovi and aired in 2016.
Lovi wrote, "Woke up to devastating news. We lost a good man and my heart is completely broken. I was so excited to start filming with you this February then this happened.
"The only thing that’s making my heart smile at this sad moment is that I know you’re happy now with God...and that you’re standing right next to the one you love...
"I am very lucky to have been your actor and your student during those months that we were all inseparable shooting Someone to Watch Over Me. You were more than just the captain of the ship. You were family. I love you and you will surely be missed, Direk Maryo."
Iza also also posted a photo of Direk Maryo, and her caption recalled the passion of the late director for his craft.
He directed the original version of Impostora in 2007, which starred the actress.
She wrote, "Woke up to some very sad news today. One of my favorite people in the industry has passed on. He was my director for a show called Impostora where he guided me and made sure I would give my best.
"I remember how he loved acting out the scenes and would really empathize with the character and would get emotional while explained the scene, a clear sign of his passion for his work.
"He was my dad's good friend. This photo was taken during his birthday party last October at Pepeton's. I'm really glad I got to celebrate with him one last time. Honored and grateful to call you a mentor and friend. I will miss you, Direk Maryo.
"Send my love to Tito Jake and Daddy please. ??"