José Nepomuceno

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José Nepomuceno
José Nepomuceno 2019 stamp of the Philippines.jpg
Nepomuceno on a 2019 stamp of the Philippines
Born(1893-05-15)May 15, 1893
DiedDecember 1, 1959(1959-12-01) (aged 66)
OccupationEditor, Photographer, Filmmaker
Spouse(s)Isabel Acuno[1]

José Zialcita Nepomuceno (May 15, 1893 – December 1, 1959) was one of the pioneering directors and producer of Philippine cinema. He is also known as the founder of Philippine movies, he had his own production company Jose Mepomuceno Productions. It was in 1919 when he produced the first Filipino silent film entitled Dalagang Bukid. The film starred Atang de la Rama, a future National Artist of the Philippines.[2] He also directed Un (El) Capullo Marchito ("A Wilted Rosebud") in 1920. It starred Luisa Acuña, who then became a famous leading lady in Filipino silent films.[3]






  1. ^ "Isabel Acuña". Women Film Pioneers Project. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Vibas, Danny (February 27, 2007). "The first Ani Awards". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on March 18, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2008.
  3. ^ Nadi Tofighian. "The role of Jose Nepomuceno in the Philippine society: What language did his silent films speak?" (pdf). Stockholm University, Department of Cinema Studies. Retrieved August 12, 2008.

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