Days before the thrilling conclusion of the well-loved primetime series A Soldier’s Heart, its creators and stars shared their sentiments on and learnings from the show through a promotional video released last September 8 titled “A Soldier’s Heart: The Final Salute”.
Both Business Unit Head Roda Dela Cerna and Executive Producer Marielle Navarro agreed that it was able to give our valiant soldiers “the voice” through the on-point and compelling depiction of their lives in and out of the battlefield. Meanwhile, as for Production Manager Mark Gile, it’s a great representation that everyone of us is a soldier of life in our, different ways.
Its three top-caliber directors also gave their insights on the true essence of the show. For Direk Raz Dela Torre, it’s being able to showcase the plight of the Moros through the eyes of a soldier.
“Meron siyang kakaibang tapang na hindi natin madalas nakikita. ‘Yong isang istorya na magta-tackle sa pinagdadaanan ng mga Moro Muslim brothers and sisters natin. And to see it from the context of a soldier, made it even powerful,” he stated.
For Direk Mervyn Brondial, on the other hand, it made us realize that it’s truly impossible to attain peace as long as both sides are not willing to surrender, saying, “Hindi mo talaga mahahanap ang kapayapaan hangga’t merong dalawang armadong naglalaban.”
Direk Richard V. Somes seemingly seconded it by relaying, “Pare-pareho naman ang goal nating lahat – to make the world a better place. That’s the main essence of A Soldier’s Heart.”
Creative Consultant Rody Vera and Headwriter Jerry B. Gracio also imparted their understanding of what it would want to convey to the viewers – making us ponder on the real definition of “terrorist” and instilling to us that there’ll be no peace if there’s no justice.
The talented actors behind the remarkable characters we all admired in the past seven months of its broadcast related, as well, how working on the series has affected them, what it has taught them, and how it made them respect and look up more to our brave, hardworking, and humble armed forces. Click on the video to hear what Yves Flores, Nash Aguas, Elmo Magalona, Carlo Aquino, Vin Abrenica, Jerome Ponce, Charlie Dizon, and Mickey Ferriols had to say about it and their respective characters.
“May mga tao, may mga sundalo, may mga warriors ng bansa natin [na] nagsasakrapisyo araw-araw para sa atin para makatulog tayo nang mahimbing sa gabi. Iba na rin po ‘yong respeto namin para sa mga sundalo natin,” its lead star Gerald Anderson, who plays Private Alexander Marasigan, uttered.
He then added, “Gusto ko lang pong magpasalamat sa inyong lahat. Sa simula ng A Soldier’s Heart nandiyan kayo. I just pray na sana talaga abangan n’yo hanggang dulo.”
Join them on their last mission by not missing an episode of A Soldier’s Heart, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.