CHECK OUT THE COUNTRY’S TOP ARTISTS CALL OUT FOR UNITY WITH 'LUKSO NG DUGO' MUSIC VIDEO
Epy Quizon is known for playing iconic roles such as the hero Apolinario Mabini in TBA Studios’ blockbuster historical films Heneral Luna and Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. But for his latest project, his actor-side takes a backseat to tackle personal advocacy.
“With the overwhelming disunity and discord happening in the country today and in social media, it is time that Filipino artists rise up and unite with an overwhelming message of peace that will resound in all corners of the archipelago for all Filipinos and the whole world.”
This is how Quizon describes the concept for “Lukso Ng Dugo”, a song that he co-wrote with rappers Mike Swift and Gloc 9 with a distinct goal to promote peace in the country.
Quizon leads an impressive list of some of the country’s biggest names in music and entertainment who lent their voices, talent, and time to help make this inspiring song namely Gary Valenciano, Gloc 9, Jett Pangan, Ebe Dancel, Nyoy Volante, Cookie Chua, Iza Calzado, Matteo Guidicelli, Bayang Barrios, Paolo Santos, Yeng Constantino, Eric Santos, Kyla, Champ, Rada, Barbie Almalbis, Kat Agarrado, Bugoy, Gab Alipe, Mike Swift, Autotelic, Nicole Ascencio, Rivermaya, Vince De Jesus, Sud, Ira Cruz, Michael Alba, Yosha Honasan, Karel Honasan, Nikko Rivera, and the Symphony of Angel Children’s Choir.
To make sure that the message reaches its audience far and wide, Quizon directed and produced a music video featuring all the artists involved during the song’s recording session, intercut with scenic landscape shots and touching images of Mindanao. The result is a beautifully rousing music video that would leave its viewers and listeners in awe.
“Lukso Ng Dugo” is part of a series campaign that also involves a short film called Bukal.
Bukal has already reaped several international awards to date. First, at the Cannes World Film Festival in July earning the Best Director (Short Film), Best Foreign Film, and Best Ensemble Cast awards. In August, Quizon won the Best Producer and Outstanding Achievement Award at Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles (ISF-LA). Bukal also went on to win the Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention), Best Drama Short, Best Original Score for Ira Cruz, and Outstanding Achievement Award (Ensemble Cast) for Alvin Anson, Ronnie Quizon, Christian Vasquez, and Archie Alemania.
Bukal is set to be released in the Philippines soon.
You can watch the star-studded music video for “Lukso Ng Dugo” here: