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|Died||1 December 1959 (aged 66)|
|Occupation||Editor, Photographer, Filmmaker|
José Zialcita Nepomuceno (May 15, 1893 – December 1, 1959) was one of the pioneering directors and producer of Philippine cinema. He is also known as the founder of Philippine movies, he had his own production company Jose Mepomuceno Productions. It was in 1919 when he produced the first Filipino silent film entitled Dalagang Bukid. The film starred Atang de la Rama, a future National Artist of the Philippines. 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.
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