Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold devoted almost 20 years of his life searching for the Filipino 2-foot-9-inches action star and martial artist who made name in the early 80's Weng-Weng or Ernesto Dela Cruz.
Andrew Leavold spent seven years travelling to and from the Philippines, looking for people who may have known or dealt with the forgotten Pinoy James Bond in the 80's.
And in one of the several screenings of the documentary films "The Search for Weng-Weng" and launching his book with the same title in few cities in Australia, Leavold answers some questions from Australian viewers.
Few photos during the book launch in Sydney.
Obsessed in his search for the secret life of the Philippines' James Bond in the 80's, Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold spent almost 20 years of his life going to and from the country to document the life of 2-foot-9 inches action star and martial artist Weng-Weng. Image: Weng-Weng in one of his action film (Screen shot from 'For Your Height Only')
For nearly 20 years of his life, Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold devoted his life searching for the Filipino action star in the eighties, Weng-Weng (Ernesto dela Cruz). The documentary 'The search for Weng-Weng' by Australian filmmaker Andrew Leavold and Daniel Palisa premiered in Manila in 2013 and recently at the Melbourne International Film Festival.What is it about Weng-Weng that intrigued Andrew ? Listen in....