Just recently, iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading entertainment service, announced that they’re joining forces with one of the biggest multimedia companies in the Philippines, Viva Communications, Inc. Both have the same vision of reaching a wide audience and understanding Filipino’s creativity. iflix and Viva have also set the wheels in motion for a series of collaborations, with the goal of completing 30 films and nine series over the next three years. And to top off the list, Viva is looking to international shores, with iflix’s help, with upcoming projects in Indonesia and Malaysia featuring Filipino and local talent.
The partnership was announced at Common Ground BGC, which was attended by the press, clients, and Viva celebrities. Also present in the festivities were Patrick Grove, iflix Co-Founder and Chairman, Mark Britt, iflix Co-Founder and Group CEO, Boss Vic del Rosario, and Viva Communications’ Chairman, Vincent del Rosario, Viva Communications COO and President.
With that, here are 5 Pinoy movies produced by Viva that’s a much watch on iflix.
MEET ME IN ST. GALLEN
Starring: Bela Padilla, Carlo Aquino
An aspiring painter and a frustrated musician had a one-night stand, became friends, but decide to end as strangers. They meet again in St. Gallen, Switzerland both very different from who they were. Will they still have the same connection as before and finally decide to be together?
Starring: Alessandra De Rossi, Empoy Marquez
Kita Kita (I See You) is a story of Lea and Tonyo, two Filipinos living in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Lea is a Velo taxi tour guide. She suffers an accident which leads to her being affected by temporary blindness. Tonyo is also a Filipino who lives right across Lea. Tonyo is persistent and is determined to be her friend and with every effort that he makes the two gradually become closer. This story is about perception and about how sometimes we can’t see the real story behind a person.
BAKIT LAHAT NG GWAPO MAY BOYFRIEND?
Starring: Anne Curtis, Dennis Trillo, Paolo Ballesteros
In BAKIT LAHAT NG GWAPO MAY BOYFRIEND?!, Anne Curtis plays Kylie, a wedding planner, who has had a string of boyfriends who turned out to be gays including Benj (Paolo Ballesteros). Eventually, the two became besties and business partners. When Diego (Dennis Trillo), Benj’s childhood friend, resurfaces and asks them to plan his wedding, Kylie sets out to prove that she’s right again—that Diego, is indeed another closet case.
Starring: William Martinez, JC Bonnin, Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco, Aga Muhlach, Eula Valdez, Yayo Aguila, Jobelle Salvador
Bagets is a 1984 two-part Filipino youth-oriented comedy film directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes. It’s a story about a group of high school teenagers and their individual lives and struggles growing up. It became part of Pinoy pop culture that the style and fashion has been a gage for all things 80s.
Starring: Bela Padilla, Arci Muñoz, Andi Eigenmann, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, Sam Milbi
Five women, Gwen, Bridgette, Jessica, Clarisse and Joanne, went to a resort/boot camp called Camp Sawi. Each woman has their share of being heartbroken. The girls help one another in dealing with their ill feelings under the watch of camp chef and head coach Louie.
All movies and more are available for free on iflix.
Photos by me and Magic Liwanag