After a 6-year hiatus, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales comes back to ABS CBN as a Dubbing Director.
On August 28, Pocholo stepped into the dubbing studio to direct the dubbing of the Hollywood movie “A Little Bit of Heaven.” Actress Kate Hudson plays the role of Marley Corbett, who discovers herself as she makes the most of her remaining days battling against colon cancer.
In coming back to the industry, Pocholo brings with him fresh voices and talents from his school, the Philippine Center of Voice Acting. Present and past students from the school came to the dubbing session to audition and be cast for various parts in the movie. They were given the opportunity to apply and experience the “real deal” of what they have learned in their workshop.
The Philippine Center for Voice Acting is the first voice acting school in the country. Housed under Pocholo’s company, Creativoices Productions, his voice acting school offers Voiceworx: Basic Voice Acting and Dubbing Workshop. The workshop runs for 8 Saturdays, where students get to explore their voice and discover their talents in voice acting, voiceover, broadcasting, hosting and even motivational speaking. Since 2005, the workshop has produced thousands of graduates, and hundreds of them have pursued a fruitful career in the industry.
Pocholo was also supported by his mentor and co-Voiceworx facilitator Danny Mandia, and business partner and co-Voiceworx facilitator Brian Ligsay.
It’s as if Pocholo has not taken a break from the dubbing scene, as he effortlessly took the reins of the dubbing, which took about 12 hours to finish. He meticulously perfected every scene, and even provided coaching and mentoring to the Voiceworx students who are trying it out for the first time. He also dubbed a few small roles himself in the movie.
“A Little Bit of Heaven” is just the first of Pocholo’s long string of dubbing projects lined up with the network. Pocholo’s comeback is timely as he also releases his second book, “Gusto Kong Maging Voice Talent” in September.