Beverly Vergel

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Beverly Vergel
Born
NationalityFilipino-Canadian
OccupationActress
Years active1988–1996

Beverly Vergel is an actress and film writer, director and producer, who now lives and works in Canada after many screen appearances in the Philippines during the 1980s and 1990s.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

She was born in Manila, Philippines to actors César Ramirez and Alicia Vergel.[2][5] She is younger sister to actor Ace Vergel.[2][5]

In 1988, she starred opposite Dolphy in Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang Mansanas ni Eba.[6] From 1993-1997, she played the role of Almira del Valle, the biological mother of the protagonist Mara, in the television series Mara Clara.[7] She later worked at TV channel GMA-7 as a scriptwriter and director,[7] and at ABS-CBN as an executive producer and managing director.[7] She directed her first film, Living Instead, in 2016, and won awards at independent film festivals in Canada, Spain and the US.[8][9][10][11]

Filmography[edit]

  • W'at Abowt Us (Director) (2019)[12][13]
  • Living Instead (Writer/Director) (2016) [8][9][10]
  • Mara Clara: The Movie (1996)[14]
  • Melencio Magat: Dugo Laban Dugo (1996)
  • Moises Arcanghel: Sa Guhit ng Bala (1996)
  • Lover's Delight (1990)
  • Bala at Rosaryo (1990)
  • Kolehiyala (1990)
  • Sgt. Patalinghug: CIS Special Operations Group (1990)
  • Baril Ko ang Uusig (1990)
  • Handa na ang Hukay Mo, Calida (1989)
  • Jacky Tyan (1988)
  • Smith & Wesson (1988)
  • Ambush (1988)
  • Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu (1988)
  • Ang Anino Ni Asedillo (1988)
  • Bakit kinagat ni Adan ang Mansanas ni Eba (1988)[6]
  • Gobernador (1988)
  • Kahit Ako'y Tupang Itim, May Langit Rin (1988)

Awards[edit]

  • 2016 - Barcelona Planet Film Festival: Best Woman Filmmaker for Living Instead [8]
  • 2016 - Canadian Diversity Film Festival: Best director for Living Instead [9][10]
  • 2016 - Los Angeles Film Awards: Honorable Mention: First Time Director for Living Instead [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramos, Michelle (July 19, 2016). "Fil-Canadian Produced Film, 'Living Instead' Set in Canada". Philippine Canadian Inquirer.
  2. ^ a b c Samio, Veronica (September 11, 2018). "Beverly Vergel mas piniling magdirek sa US". PhilStar Pang-Masa (in Filipino).
  3. ^ Ong-Maghanoy, Imee (April 13, 2019). "Thread lift, the 'surgery-free' facelift". Asian Journal.
  4. ^ Olarte, Steph Esguerra (2019-06-02). "Bela Padilla Gives Inspiring Message to Those Who 'Don't Fit the Mold' in Her Latest Blog Post". Cosmopolitan Philippines.
  5. ^ a b Mendoza, Ruel (November 23, 2019). "Richard, Angel, Enchong, Monsour: Mga atleta na sumikat bilang mga artista". Abante News Online (in Filipino).
  6. ^ a b Alip, Nap C. (February 19, 2019). "A THROWBACK ON ESCOLTA BOYS OF SHOWBIZ". Balita. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Anarcon, James Patrick (August 17, 2019). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Mara Clara 1992 cast". PEP.
  8. ^ a b c "Winners Barcelona Planet Film Festival". Barcelona Planet Film Festival. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Alip, Nap C. (December 22, 2016). "LIZA,BARBIE YOUNGEST INDUCTEES AT THE WALK OF FAME". Balita. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Gonzales, Vir (November 5, 2016). "Vilma hindi tumataba dahil sa zumba". PhilStar: Pang-masa (in Filipino). Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ a b "WINNERS November 2016". Los Angeles Film Awards. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  12. ^ Pasieka, Andrew Terry (Winter–Spring 2019). "W'at Abowt Us: The director & cinematographer". SMJ Magazine (23, Special Edition). p. 24. Retrieved 7 December 2019.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  13. ^ Alip, Nap C. (November 5, 2018). "A VITAL YET UNKNOWN SIDE OF MOVIE INDUSTRY". Balita. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  14. ^ Velasco, Johven (2009). Huwaran/hulmahan Atbp: The Film Writings of Johven Velasco. UP Press. ISBN 9789715426091. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

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