Behind the scenes of FPJ's Batang Quiapo, Coco Martin is the captain of the ship, directing and writing the same series he topbills. In this gallery, you will find receipts of his talent and dedication, weaving magic as Direk Coco.
Some photos were taken during the filming of their pilot episode. He was extra hands-on at the helm of each scene, guiding his actors with their lines and sequences. He visualizes every detail including the props and camera angles.
Ask his castmates and production team what he’s like off-cam, and you’d get awesome adjectives such as efficient, spontaneous, driven, and inspiring. You'd get stories about the Primetime King juggling his heavy roles with ease and an unwavering thirst for excellence.
In the photos, we see him as a hands-on director. At the same time, he’s a good team player, one who is focused on his job but not without neglecting his relationship with his co-workers. He shares light-hearted moments with them despite the amount of pressure he carries on his shoulders.
Support Coco in FPJ's Batang Quiapo, airing weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5 and A2Z.
*Photos credit to cocomartin_ph IG