All the hard work of the happy team behind “Partners in Crime” has paid off, and it is but right to celebrate the film’s box office success, headed by director Cathy Garcia-Molina and her lead stars Vice Ganda and Ivana Alawi.
Here is our special Star Bits coverage of Star Cinema’s thanksgiving event for its 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival entry. The thanksgiving, held on Feb. 15, 2023, also saw the arrival of ABS-CBN executives such as director Laurenti Dyogi and Cory Vidanes. Also present were ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc.’s head Kriz Gazmen and one of the film’s stars, the veteran actor Rez Cortez.
While the stars spoke of their gratitude for each other during the thanksgiving, Direk Cathy’s speech proved to be unexpectedly touching for everyone. She admitted how very much aware she is about the difficulties of working with her, yet Vice Ganda remained cooperative and giving. It sure is something that trickled down to everyone else in the production, which resulted in the success of the film.
“Maraming beses akong nakiusap sa iyo at nagbigay ka,” Direk Cathy addressed and commended Vice for the trust he graciously and generously gave her.
Watch the romcom master director’s full speech above to hear more of her moving tribute to her entire “Partners in Crime” production team!