The first solo film of Sparkle star Ken Chan, “Papa Mascot,” started showing in almost 86 cinemas nationwide last April 26. Prepare your hearts and bring some tissues because the story of Nico (Ken Chan) and his six-year-old daughter Nicole (Erin Rose Espiritu) is set to tug at your heartstrings.
The film discusses the reality faced by society, the challenges of parenting, and the love of a parent. During the media conference for Ken, the versatile actor mentioned that he does not feel nervous about the outcome of his first solo film.
He said, “From the very beginning, we already knew that cinemas are not yet fully operational due to the pandemic, and many people are also watching on streaming apps, and we considered that before making a movie. We don’t want to expect too much from the earnings at cinemas, but we are doing our best to recover from the expenses.”
Ken, together with Wide International Film Productions, ensures that “Papa Mascot” will not only be shown in the Philippines. “As a co-producer, we are thinking about these things, and we have ways to make the film profitable. For example, we will not only release it in the Philippines but also in theaters in other countries and other platforms where we can show this film,” Ken said.
Aside from being the lead star, Ken is also a co-producer of the said drama film. Meanwhile, the cast of “Papa Mascot” includes Miles Ocampo, Liza Diño, Gabby Eigenmann, and Erin Espiritu.