Veteran filmmakers Erik Matti and Dondon Monteverde of Reality Entertainment, the men behind acclaimed Filipino films such as On The Job and Honor Thy Father, are pleased to announce their first contract artist that's too cool to be forgotten.
Young actor Khalil Ramos has signed on to become the first artist under the production outfit and he's over the moon with the support he's gotten so far.
"Right now it's very overwhelming," Khalil shared. "Na-acknowledge ko na malaki yung responsibilidad ko ngayon. I acknowledge the pressure. Pero for sure, knowing myself, hindi ako magpapakain sa pressure."
"He's willing to try all sort of things at such a young age," Director Erik cited as reason of taking in the 21-year-old artist. That, as far as Khalil is concerned, is the goal here. "I'm game on doing out-of-the-box roles, any roles that I can imagine," he noted.
Hard as it is to imagine, but once upon a time, this actor clawed hard to get a break in his career. A wider audience took notice of the young actor after starring next to popular loveteams like KathNiel and RonLia.
Yet, while you weren't paying attention, Khalil indulged himself deeper into the industry and even studied the craft of storytelling. He admitted, however, that he's "directing" dream's still a long way to go saying, "I have to prove myself as an actor first."
So that's what he did. The rising star got nominated in the prestigious Gawad Urian for his notable role in the 2016 coming-of-age drama 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten, which garnered him astounding audience. "2 Cool [2 Be 4gotten] is kinda like the very verification - kumbaga, tama ka. Ito yung path mo so keep going," he said. "I'm more motivated."
Between the short time since then, he already landed in two new upcoming movies, Kasunduan and Riding in Tandem, both under his new production company. He is also currently cast in ABS-CBN's La Luna Sangre.
Certainly, the waiting game is over for Khalil Ramos and now he's more than ready to embrace this very exciting chapter of his young career!
Watch our MYXclusive interview with Khalil and discover the names that inspired him him to go into the acting realm here:
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