The teenage horror film "Darkroom" is sure to spook you out starting this January 18 in cinemas nationwide!
The cast is composed of talented and rising artists from Viva including Teen Dance Princess Ella Cruz, Donnalyn Bartolome, Bret Jackson, AJ Muhlach, Andrew Muhlach, Rose Van Ginkel, Caleb Santos, Samantha Capulong and Jack Reid.
Directed by Pedring Lopez, this movie is the first of its kind in the Philippines, wherein the actors not the director or any cameraman, took all the footages in the film using handheld cameras and mobile phones.
During the press conference today, January 4, Direk Lopez and the cast shared the challenges that they encountered during filming.
First Direk Lopez mentioned that one of the hard parts in filming is that he doesn't have a monitor and most of the time, they stay outside the house where the actors are. They are able to see the footages just after the scenes are done.
Just like what Ella Cruz said, who's role named Maine is Bret's girlfriend.
"Mahirap po siya. Kasi kami 'yung may hawak ng camera, dapat one take lang lahat ng scenes.
"Walang cure, walang cut, walang pick up from this line. Kailangan talaga 'pag nagkamali, from the very very top [uulitin].
"Tapos yung mga sigawan nila, namin, dito nakakailang take kami kasi nga sobrang shaky minsan yung camera."
Sam Capulong on the other hand said explained how hard it is to take good footages and staying in character at the same time.
"At first challenging siya, kasi you have to think na aarte ka and kailangan maganda rin 'yung kuha mo. Pero along the way naman nasanay naman kami."
Donnalyn Bartolome shared the same sentiments.
"May mga times na nadadala ako and 'di ko na nakukuhanan 'yung dapat kong kuhanan.
"Umaarte pa rin kasi ako eh, kasi may camera din sila, baka makita ako (na hindi in character).
"May ilang parts na nakita ko na nakuhanan nila na sobra akong into sa pagka-camera ko na nakakalimutan ko na din umarte."
However, they still managed to finish the film and in Direk Lopez' assessment, all of the cast were natural actors.
As the story gets darker and the house get's creepier, watch out if anybody will come out alive or if everybody dies.
Enter the "Darkroom" in cinemas nationwide starting January 18!