José Nepomuceno

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José Nepomuceno
Born (1893-05-15)15 May 1893
Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died 1 December 1959(1959-12-01) (aged 66)
Tuguegarao, Philippines
Occupation Editor, Photographer, Filmmaker

José Nepomuceno (May 15, 1893 – December 1, 1959) was one of the pioneering directors of the cinema of the Philippines. He is also known as the founder of Philippine movies. 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.[1] 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.[2]






  1. ^ Vibas, Danny (2007-02-27). "The first Ani Awards". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ 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 2008-08-12. 

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