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!
South Korean brilliant actors, Hwang Jung-min and Gang Dong-won star in this revenge caper about a jailed lawyer plotting against his corrupted former boss with the help of a charismatic con-artist.
In the film, Byun Jae-wook, played by Hwang Jung-min is a famous prosecutor known for his tough investigations. He is true fighter of justice and pursues what is true. His struggle is how he will get out of jail with the help of Chi-Won.
Chi-won, played by Gang Dong-woon, on the other hand, is a con-artist and schemer. He is however very brilliant and charming with his boy-next-door looks.
Now watch how this unlikely duo overcome the challenges they must face and achieve the goals they set.
Viva Films will bring you the movie that everybody should watch out for this coming January 2017!
"Darkroom" is a teenage horror film starring many of today's hottest teen artists, Ella Cruz, Donnalyn Bartolome, Bret Jackson, Andrew Muhlach, AJ Muhlach, Samantha Capulong, Rosalie Ginkel, and Caleb Santos.
This movie that will bring terror to 2017 is helmed by Direk Pedring Lopez.
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I America is a 2016 Cinemalaya entry which story is about a complex half-Pinay, half-Caucasian lady living in Olongapo City, who is looking for his American father. She tries to get her passport and US visa in order to meet him personally for the first time.
Written and directed by Ivan Andrew Payawal, I America opens on September 21 in cinemas nationwide.
Sing Street is seen through the eyes of Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a 14yo boy who is looking for a break from his troubled family. While trying to adjust to his new public school, Conor tries to win the heart of a mysterious beautiful woman named Raphina (Lucy Boynton). He invites her to star in his band's music videos. The problem though is that he is not part of a band yet, so he forms a band with a few guys from his school. The group meets and pours their heart and soul into playing, writing songs, and shooting videos.
From the writer and director of Once and Begin Again, John Carney is once again showing his audience the great power of music; how music can take anyone away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform any person into something greater.
Featuring the hit songs of the greatest bands in the '70s and '80s, Sing Street will open in Philippine cinemas this coming September 14.