Wenn Deramas admitted that the delayed debut of Dyosa was largely due
to the meticulous attention needed for the show’s special effects,
something which he believes is very crucial to any fantaserye.
July 7 [ang premiere ng Dyosa), yun naman talaga ang target. Pero ang
nangyari kasi, sa dami ng effects ng Dyosa, hindi kinaya talaga." He
further explained, "Namili kami kung pangit [ang maipalabas] o
maghintay kami ng at least isang buwan para mapaganda ng husto [yung
effects]. So siyempre pinili naming magpalabas ng maganda kaysa naman
The director was supposed to handle I Love
Betty La Fea when a sudden change of plans prompted him to take over
Dyosa. When asked if he regretted not being able to spearhead the
Colombian franchise, Direk Wenn honestly replied, "Of course
gustong-gusto ko yung Betty kasi talagang umupo ako dun sa
brainstorming, nakialam ako sa kwento, kasama ako sa presentations...
kaya lang alam din ng management na kung ano yung hawak ko ngayon, dun
ko binibigay yung puso ko. So nung binigay nila sa akin yung Dyosa,
alam na nila na hindi ko ito bibitawan para sa mas naunang proyekto
Making Dyosa is certainly no easy feat. Building the set
for a wedding scene, for instance, took their production design team
about a month before it was completed. Anne Curtis and the rest of the
cast also had to go through the tedious process of donning prosthetics
which takes hours to apply. "Yung mga walang prosthetics bugbog naman
sa effects. Say yung mga unano (played by Jojit Lorenzo and Rubi-Rubi),
ang isang eksena ng unano limang beses kinukunan. Three to four times
naman yung triplets (Nikki Bacolod). So mahirap. Eh masokista kaming
lahat so nag-eenjoy kami," he quipped.
Direk Wenn has no regrets
of working on Dyosa instead of Betty. In fact, he feels blessed because
he has such understanding stars who have no qualms about their roles,
no matter how hard they are. "Kailangan ‘pag ganito yung programa dapat
mababait lahat yung artista. Kung hindi si Anne Curtis yun na
pagkatapos ng eksena, hubad, palit ng buhok at makeup, [tapos diretso]
salang, siguro hindi magiging successful ang isang programa. At dun ako
happy dahil lahat sila mababait."
As to Dyosa being compared to
another series featuring a mermaid, Direk Wenn confidently responded,
"Yung competition ayoko mawala. Kasi yun yung challenge sa amin
pare-pareho, para pagbutihan namin yung ginagawa namin at ang
makikinabang ay yung mga manunuod."
Dyosa will start airing on Monday, August 11, right after The Singing Bee on Primetime Bida.
Himig Nang Pagibig
Performed by Yeng Constantino