Director Danny Zialcita passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, due to health problems. He was 71.
He was best known for the drama movies that starred Vilma Santos, including Langis at Tubig, Karma, T-bird at Ako and Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan.
He started directing movies in 1965 with Lady Killer which starred Romano Castellvi. He also directed Sharon Cuneta’s debut movie Dear Heart in 1981 and the Martin Nievera-Pos Fernandez starrer Always and Forever in 1986.
His last known movie was the 1987 film Bakit Nag-iisa ang Pag-ibig which starred Gabby Concepcion and Snooky Serna.
In 2009, he was given a special honorary award by the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. The above photo (courtesy of pep.ph) was taken at the festival’s awards night during Zialcita’s acceptance speech.