I was not present to cover the presscon for MMK tribute for the SAF Brave44 with Angel Locsin and Coco Martin because I was covering another event. But I am glad I can catch up with Ejay Falcon, who will portray another member of the SAF who also lost his life during the encounter.
Ejay Falcon admits like any boy at a young age, he also wants to be a police officer or a soldier. Although he already done an action movie, it is his first time to do action with a real life character of a SAF member named Ren.
Unlike Coco's character, Ren's story is focused on his family, who relies on him for support. Ejay undergo actual training for SAF at Sta. Rosa, Laguna where he got to give respect for the men in uniform.
Although Ejay never got to see the actual family of Ren, he relied on the production people who already got a chance to meet them even though they are still grieving and also relied on the director. Ejay did his own stunts for the story.
Given that the climax will be the battle scenes, it was done in realistic since there are real SAF members who were also involved in choreographing the battle and used all pyrotechnic effects just to make it real. They even used a drone to give a bird's eye view of the battle.
The first part of the Brave44 story was the most watched episode that day since it was still fresh on the minds of the people. The second part will be shown this Saturday(May 2). For more ABS-CBN presscon coverage, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.