Jose Nepomuceno

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José Zialcita Nepomuceno (May 15, 1893 – December 1, 1959) was one of the pioneering directors and producers of Philippine cinema. He is also known as the "founder of Philippine movies", and he had his own production company Jose Nepomuceno Productions. He produced the first Filipino silent film entitled Dalagang Bukid in 1919. The film starred Atang de la Rama, a future National Artist of the Philippines.[1] He also directed Un (El) Capullo Marchito ("A Wilted Rosebud") in 1920. It starred Luisa Acuña, who then became a famous leading lady in Filipino silent films.[2]






  1. Vibas, Danny. "The first Ani Awards", The Manila Times, February 27, 2007. Retrieved on August 13, 2008. Archived from the original on March 18, 2008. 
  2. Nadi Tofighian. The role of Jose Nepomuceno in the Philippine society: What language did his silent films speak? (pdf). Stockholm University, Department of Cinema Studies. Retrieved on August 12, 2008.

[[Category: Philippine Culture and Arts]