Mostly because he is the producer of most of his films he can take his time, and he was usually shooting at home, in the old Zialcita mansion on Lee Street in Mandaluyong.“Basta may painting at may salamin, it was shot in Danny’s house,” Mark Gil says.“I’m more of an editor than a director; more of a scriptwriter than a director,” sabi niya.Ang editing ay isang aspeto ng paggawa ng pelikula na talagang pinagaralan ni Danny.
“I believe in duty, responsibility and continuity…I have a way of hiding what is important.” And then he adds, “Mapagbigay ako.” “He loved women,” says Gloria.
“Kaya ‘yung mga walls namin puro butas,” says daughter Beth.
He would just change the paintings and the look of the house for every film.
“Ask the girls,” says Mark Gil, with a knowing laugh when I ask him to comment on the director’s ladies’ man image.
And Zialcita always had the most beautiful women on the set: Lyka Ugarte, Dang Cecilio, Pinky de Leon, Rio Locsin, Hilda Koronel, and Gloria, of course.