In the plays produced by Gantimpala Theater and Tangahaang Pilipino, Kych learned the importance of units and objectives, character and script analysis, the value of the playwright’s narrative, the dictatorial tendencies of stage directors, respect for co-actors, the value of verbal cues and physical props, and the discipline, respect, and love for the craft.
That is why it a no brainer for the theater-trained Kych to traipse the magical and mystery world that is show business. In movies wherein he only had walk-on and no lines whatsoever parts or as part of the teen posse, the Filipino-Japanese’s X factor and that it boy vibe cannot be denied.
His biggest career break, we all know of course, was to be in the Gameboys 13.5 special episode directed by Perci Intalan of The Idea First Company. The one time, big time exploit gave us the many charots and their subtexts, Kych being the fabulous femme Achilles De Dios who experienced unrequited love courtesy of the straight-acting Terrence Carreon portrayed Kyle Velino.
In the movie incarnation of the phenomenal Philippine boys love drama, Kych showed the other facets of Achilles -– feisty, acting more emotionally mature than his digits of twenty summers taking note of the fact how he gave Terrence a piece of his mind and with Wesley (played by Miggy Jiminez), the war he waged left us wanting for more.
Currently, his Sine Halaga film billed as Masalimuot Ya Tiyagew Ed Dayat (Summer Blues), a coming-of-age short film about two teenaged best friends Federico (Kych) and Luis (Z Mejia) and the one summer they will never forget gets all the love from short film aficionados.
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