Joey Gosiengfiao was a movie director, he also best known for the campy box-office hits he directed.
Born Jose Gosiengfiao on March 15, 1941, in Manila. He finished his studies at University of the East.
Joey was best known for the sexy, campy box-office hits he directed for Regal Films in the 1970s and 1980s: "Temptation Island", "Underage", "Bomba Star", "Katorse, "14 Going Steady", among others. His films launched the likes of Dina Bonnevie, Maricel Soriano and Gretchen Barretto to full stardom and discovered established actors like Albert Martinez, Al Tantay, and Orestes Ojeda. In recent years, he had worked as publicist for Regal Films.
Some of his other works as a director were the "Rape of Virginia P." (1989), "Bomba Star" (1980), and "Nympha" (1980).
Apart from his directorial success, Gosiengfiao is also known for his craft as a supervising producer for films like "Pila Balde" (1999), "Pahiram Kahit Sandali" (1998) and the more recent "Forever My Love" (2004).
Movie director Joey Gosiengfiao died Friday, March 17, 2007, one day after suffering from his sixth heart attack on his 66th birthday Thursday, according to friends. He was rushed to Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City on Thursday due to heart attack, his 6th, but died a few hours later. He was cremated, according to Perez and Monteverde, at Loyola Memorial Park, in Marikina City. A memorial service for the late director was also organized by his friends.