PIOLO PASCUAL TAKES THE ROAD TO REDISCOVERY IN “NOTHERN LIGHTS: A JOURNEY TO LOVE” SCREENING IN KEY COUNTRIES VIA TFC@THEMOVIES

Celebrated actor and producer Piolo Pascual embarks on a new film adventure as he stars and co-produces the latest heart-warming drama, “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love,” screening in key countries worldwide via TFC@theMovies.

This March, Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment together with Pascual’s Spring Films bring you a story of a struggling overseas Filipino (Charlie Sr.) in Alaska who tries to be a father to his estranged child (played by child star Raikko Mateo (Charlie Jr.) from a former relationship.

In this journey, he meets Yen Santos (Angel), a woman who is also in search of herself after a broken heart and her mother also in the same land.

Even with the beauty of the country, coldness permeates the three characters with the loneliness they feel as Pascual tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a parent, Mateo yearns for the genuine love of a father and Santos tries to come to terms with Pascual’s offer of love and her own search for individuality.

Shot mostly in New Zealand and partly in Alaska, “Northern Lights” A Journey to Love” not only presents a soulful narrative of the three lost souls but also a beautiful display of the Northern Hemisphere via the breathtaking aurora borealis.

According to director Dondon Santos, the inspiration came from a trip to Alaska three years ago.  “We conceptualized this story of a father who can’t connect with his child and we thought of Piolo.  When we pitched it to him, he wanted it.  Then we collaborated on how we can improve on the story.”

The story resonates well with Pascual because it hits home as he used to be an overseas Filipino himself.  “This is the reality – Filipinos getting separated from their families.  So I told myself, I wanted to do something real, something relatable with the audience. So when they pitched the script, something that speaks of reality, I leaned towards accepting the project.”

Meantime, Santos who considers herself lucky to be paired with Pascual in her first onscreen performance, says “I am thankful.  I believe everything happens for a reason — why I was chosen.”

Catch the heart-warming the story of Charlie Sr. Charlie Jr. and Angel as it screens via TFC@theMovies in the following countries and dates: Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Bahrain) on March 30; U.S. and Canada on March 31; UK April 1 and 2; Austria on April 1; Rome and Milan on April 2; Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea on April 6; Saipan on April 7; Hong Kong on April 16; Singapore on April 23; and coming soon in more countries.

For updates, visit www.tfc-usa.com/northernlights; www.tfc-ca.com/northernlights , emea.kapamilya.com or the Facebook page applicable for your area.   Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas, and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

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Piolo Pascual, bibida sa pelikulang may kuwentong malapit sa kaniyang puso,
“Northern Lights : A Journey to Love”

Piolo balik-pelikula at makakasama sa unang pagkakataon sina Yen & Raikko sa kuwento ng isang overseas Filipino na hanap ang pagpapatawad at pagmamahal; comeback film mapapanood via TFC@theMovies

Matapos ang huling pelikula niya noong 2016, balik-pelikulang muli ang actor – producer na si Piolo Pascual sa “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love,” na mapapanood sa key countries worldwide via TFC@theMovies simula ngayong March.

Handog ng Star Cinema, Spring Films, at Regal Films ang isang kuwento ng isang struggling overseas Filipino (OF) na si Charlie Sr. na susubukang mapalapit sa anak na kaniyang matagal nang di nakapiling.  Si Raikko Mateo naman ang gumaganap na kaniyang anak na naghahanap naman ng pagmamahal ng isang ama.  Si Yen Santos (Angel) naman ay isang babaeng hanap ang sarili at estranged mother sa Alaska. Ito ang kauna-unahang pagkakataong magsasama ang tatlo.

Bagama’t nasa maganda silang lugar, ramdam nila ang lamig ng pag-iisa dahil sa patuloy nilang hinahanap ang tunay na kahulugan ng pagiging isang ama, ang pagmamahal ng isang tatay, at pagmamahal ng isang ina.

Bilang isang dating overseas Filipino, hindi nalalayo ang kuwento kay Pascual.  “Iyong mga nangyayari ngayon, iyong mga nalalayo sa pamilya nila, sabi ko I wanted to do something real, something relatable to the audience. So nang i-pitch sa akin ang script, napakatotoo na nangyayari sa buhay natin.  And so that moved me closer to the project.”

Masasabing parehong rich narrative at visual delight ang “Northern Lights: A Journey to Love” hindi lamang dahil sa kuwento at shots kung hindi dahil ito ay nakunan sa kilalang Northern Hemisphere kung nasaan matatagpuan ang kabigha-bighaning aurora borealis.

Ayon kay direk Dondon Santos, na-inspire siya sa kaniyang biyahe sa Alaska tatlong taon na ang nakakaraan.  “Na-conceptualize po itong story natin kasi it is about a father na hindi maka-connect sa anak niya. Naisip po natin si Piolo Pascual.  Tapos nang i-pitch ko sa kaniya, sabi niya parang gusto niya.  So nag-collaborate pa po kami kung papaano mapapaganda pa ang istorya about the father and son.”

Samantala, masaya naman si Santos dahil sa kaniyang kauna-unahang pelikula, kasama pa niya ang actor at producer.  Ani Santos: Sobrang thankful po ako. Naniniwala po akong everything happens for a reason kung bakit ako ang napili.”

Panoorin ang kuwento nina Charlie Sr., Charlie Jr. and Angel via TFC@theMovies sa mga sumusunod na lugar at petsa: Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman) sa March 30; U.S. at Canada sa March 31; UK sa April 1 at 2; Austria sa April 1; Rome and Milan sa April 2; Saipan sa April 7; Australia, New Zealand, at Papua New Guinea sa April 6; Hong Kong sa April 16; at Singapore sa April 23; at coming soon sa iba pang bansa.

Para sa updates, bisitahin ang www.tfc-usa.com/northernlights; www.tfc-ca.com/northernlights o emea.kapamilya.com o bisitahin at i-like ang TFC Facebook page sa inyong area.   Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas, at i-follow @KapamilyaTFC sa Twitter at Instagram.

 

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