Wenn V. Deramas

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Direk Wenn
Edwin Villanes Deramas

(1966-09-15)September 15, 1966[1]
DiedFebruary 29, 2016(2016-02-29) (aged 49)
Resting placeHimlayang Pilipino, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Philippines
OccupationDirector, scriptwriter
Years active1992–2016

Edwin Villanes Deramas (September 15, 1966 – February 29, 2016), more commonly known as Direk Wenn or Wenn V. Deramas, was a film and TV director and writer from the Philippines.


Deramas was a graduate of University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While studying at UST, he was involved in acting and was a member of Teatro Tomasino.


Deramas worked as a waiter at the Aristocrat Restaurant and was promoted as food and beverages coordinator after two years. In 1990, he worked as a production assistant for the TV show Tatak Pilipino. He also worked as a writer for the show Teysi ng Tahanan and was promoted as the executive producer of Calvento Files. Since then, Deramas had been directing different soap operas such as Mula sa Puso (original and remake) and films including the Ang Tanging Ina series and several blockbuster movies of comedian Vice Ganda.

As TV director[edit]

List of television series directed by Deramas

As film director[edit]

List of films directed by Deramas


  • Mula sa Puso (1997 TV series) (story and screenplay)
  • Mula sa Puso: The Movie (1999) (story and screenplay)
  • Ang Cute ng Ina Mo (2007) (screenplay)
  • Beauty and the Bestie (2015) (screenplay)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2010 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Director[2] Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Won
2011 GMMSF Box-Office
Entertainment Awards
Most Popular Film Director[3] Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Won
2012 The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin Won
Most Popular Screenwriter
(with Keiko Aquino)[4]
2013 Most Popular Film Director[5] Sisterakas Won
2014 Most Popular Film Directors
(with Marlon Rivera)[6]
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Won
2016 Most Popular Film Directors
(with Cathy Garcia-Molina)[7]
Beauty and the Bestie Won
Most Popular Screenwriters
(with Carmi Raymundo and Vangie Valdez)[7]
Beauty and the Bestie Won


Deramas died at 6:10 AM on February 29, 2016, due to cardiac arrest from heart attack at the emergency room of Capitol Medical Center, according to his friend, June Rufino. He was 49 years old.[8]

He died a few hours after the death of his sister Myra Ann on February 28 at the same hospital due to heart attack.[9] In 2015, Deramas underwent angioplasty after suffering heart attack 2 years ago.[10] The remains of Deramas siblings were buried in the Himlayang Pilipino in Quezon City on March 6, 2016, a day after the necrological services hosted by ABS-CBN, at the Dolphy Theatre in the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, also in Quezon City.[11]


  1. ^ http://www.noypistuff.com/2016/02/wenn-deramas-dies-of-cardiac-arrest.html
  2. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2010". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  3. ^ "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  5. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  6. ^ "Complete List of Winners: 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2014". The Summit Express. Retrieved 2014-05-019.
  7. ^ a b Calderon, Nora (February 21, 2016). "John Lloyd, Bea, Vice, Coco, Vic, Ai-Ai lead winners at the Box Office Entertainment Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Chua, Nimfa (February 29, 2016). "Wenn Deramas dies". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "Director Wenn Deramas passes away at 49". CNN Philippines. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Movie director Wenn Deramas dies of heart attack: media reports". InterAksyon. February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Wenn Deramas laid to rest". Rappler. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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