Amaya (TV series)
Amaya is a Philippine television drama period series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mac Alejandre, it stars Marian Rivera in the title role; the series is set in the pre-colonial period of the 1500s. It premiered on May 30, 2011 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing I Heart You, Pare! and worldwide on June 1, 2011 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on January 2012 with a total of 165 episodes, it was replaced by Legacy in its timeslot. The series is streaming online on YouTube. Amaya, born in the reign of Rajah Mangubat and as the daughter Datu Bugna, she is a "binukot" - a hidden princess and can't step on ground. Born with a twin snake, a secret hidden by his father to keep her away from danger. Due to having a twin snake, her destiny is to become the savior of her land against Rajah Mangubat. Main castMarian Rivera as Bai Amaya Sid Lucero as Bagani Mikael Daez as Lumad Gina Alajar as Dian LamitanSupporting castLani Mercado as Dal'lang Gardo Versoza as Rajah Mangubat Raymond Bagatsing as Datu Bugna Glaiza de Castro as Bai Binayaan/Yang Tersayang Ryan Eigenmann as Angaway Rochelle Pangilinan as Bai Marikit Irma Adlawan as Bai Mantal Ana Capri as Agang Roy Alvarez as Awi Ayen Munji-Laurel as Hara Lingayan Buboy Villar as Banuk Sheena Halili as Ahak Roxanne Barcelo as Kayang Mon Confiado as Songil AJ Dee as Paratawag Robert Sy as Paragahin Mia Pangyarihan as Silay Ana Feleo as BayangRecurring castAngie Ferro as Uray Hilway Maybelline dela Cruz as Baylan Asinas Diana Zubiri as Kapid Dion Ignacio as KulingGuest castAbby Bautista as Alunsina Yasmien Kurdi as Apila Ronnie Lazaro as Posaka Daniel Fernando as Atubang Dingdong Dantes as Ferdinand Magellan Juan Rodrigo as Datu Pulahan Leopoldo Wendell Salgado as Banu Edgar Manuel as Waba Jan Manual as Usbog Tanya Garcia as Pandaki Aubrey Miles as Magwayen Pancho Magno as Agul Edelweiss Tuzon as young Amaya Byron Ortile as young Bagani Carlo Lacana as teen Bagani Francis Magundayao as teen Angaway Aljur Abrenica as Dayaw Rocco Nacino as adult Banuk Kris Bernal as adult Alunsina Kate Velarde as young Marikit Francheska Salcedo as young Binayaan Julian Trono as young Rajah Mangubat The plot of the series, which involved pre-colonial setting, urged the producers to build sets on various locations such as Pagsanjan in Laguna, Bolinao and Bagac, Bataan.
The scope of the series would require the filming of the integral scenes on-location as opposed to what the producers have done for Encantadia a previous high fantasy production, shot in soundstages. However, to avoid the need for the reconstruction of some of the sets as the on-location shoots are ravaged by storms, to lessen maintenance cost as well as for the production to avoid acoustic issues by shooting in a controlled environment, they used the network's temporary soundstages at Marilao, Bulacan for most of the indoor scenes; the production gave much attention to details with regards to the recreation of historical elements vital to the show's production design. Guided by the academe, they attempted to recreate ancient elements of early Filipino culture from the architecture, to fashion and jewelry. Jewels were made in cooperation with the jewellers of Meycauayan; some textile used in making the costumes were imported from various Southeast Asian countries. The production built an ancient warship known as Karakoa.
It was made from an existing hull of a modern boat and was redesigned to fit the ancient descriptions of the legendary warship. The production spent less Php 2 million for a single unit of Karakoa. Before the series started, a one-hour primer titled Amaya: The Making of An Epic was aired on May 28, 2011; the show was hosted by Cesar Montano and Miguel Tanfelix, it presented behind the scenes of Amaya from the brainstorming of the management including interviews from Jun Lana and Doctolero, the creative minds behind the story with the guidance of historians from the University of the Philippines. In September 2011, Aljur Abrenica, Ronnie Lazaro and Yasmien Kurdi joined the series. National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Department of EducationAmaya is promoted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Department of Education due to its cultural concept that shows and depicts the Filipino material culture, beliefs and mores in the Pre-Hispanic era, it teaches the history of the Philippines by means of epics and legends passed as oral literature through generations.
The show's creators relied on classic Philippine history reference materials such as the Boxer Codex, an early pictographic account of Filipino culture and physical appearances around the time the Spaniards began colonizing the islands. Historical references include the names of the characters in the series, such as Alunsina, from the epics Hinilawod and the Labaw Donggon. Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association, Inc. Amaya was recognized by the Meycauayan Jewelry Industry Association, Inc. an organization composed of 135 jewellers in Meycauayan, for the promotion of the country's rich jewelry-making heritage. Apart from Filipino customs and traditions, the series features native costumes and jewelry patterned after the popular designs of the era. Most of the jewelries in the series were crafted by jewellers from Bulacan. According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Amaya earned a 26.2% rating. While the final episode scored a 32.7% rating.
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Maja Keuc known as Amaya, is a Slovenian singer. She represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Keuc was born on 16 January 1992 in Slovenia. During her childhood, she joined the "English student theatre" where she got a lot of stage experience including singing and playing instruments. In 2010, Maja competed in the talent show Slovenija ima talent and finished as a runner-up to a 7-year-old girl Lina Kuduzović, she represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "No One" finishing 13th in the grand final. She finished 3rd in the second semifinal with 113 points. According to jury votes only in semifinal she would finish 1st and according to votes only from jury in final she would finish 4th, she released her second studio album Fairytales under the name Amaya. Keuc lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Indigo Fairytales No One Zmorem You're a Tree and I'm a Balloon Get The Party Started Go With The Flow Ta planet Na pol poti Krog Ta čas Tako lepo mi je Close to You Concrete Official website
Hong Kong Confidential (2010 film)
Hong Kong Confidential is a 2010 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Latvian director Māris Martinsons. It was chosen as Latvia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the final shortlist. Hong Kong: one week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world; the movie follows six characters whose lives are all connected in another. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets Paul, their encounter changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity. Their lives change forever, but one thing remains love. Kaori Momoi as Amaya Andrius Mamontovas as Paul Monie Tung as Jasmine Kristīne Nevarauska as Lori Lau Dan as Tao Hui Shiu Hung as Renshu Dexter Fletcher as Frenchman Laura Luīze Dzenīte as Kitty Margaret Cheung as Lang List of submissions to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Latvian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Official website Hong Kong Confidential on IMDb
Amaya Station is a railway station on the Aizu Railway Aizu Line in the city of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, operated by the Aizu Railway.. Amaya Station is served by the Aizu Line, is located 7.8 rail kilometers from the official starting point of the line at Nishi-Wakamatsu. Amaya Station has one side platform serving a single bi-directional track. There is no station building, but only a shelter by the platform; the station is unattended. Amaya Station opened on October 7, 1999. National Route 49 List of railway stations in Japan Aizu Railway Station information