SOCIAL MEDIA PHENOMENON “VINCE AND KATH AND JAMES” COMES TO LIFE, SCREENS IN KEY CITIES WORLDWIDE VIA TFC@THEMOVIES


The text serye that spurred a social media phenomenon and Star Cinema’s official entry to the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival, “Vince and Kath and James” is set to screen in key cities worldwide via TFC@theMovies.


The story of “Vince and Kath and James” is an adaptation from the text serye that became popular over social media sites.  Star Cinema brings together this generation’s most promising stars Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte to give life to the key characters.


The narrative revolves around the series of text messages being sent by Garcia in the hopes of earning Barretto’s nod for Alonte.  However, instead of focusing on the exchange of text message, the director of the film Ted Boborol, explains that he focused on giving life to the story happening behind the exchange of messages.

Boborol, the director behind the blockbuster movie “Just The Way You Are” and TV sensation “Forevermore” and “Be My Lady” explains: “Faithful siya sa story, it’s just that we explored more on what happened behind those exchange of text messages – kung anong buhay nila,” he explains. “What interests me is lahat tayo nag-communicate via text, yet it’s subject to interpretation and we are not sometimes truthful to our text.”

Truth be told, in “Vince and Kath and James” Garcia and Barretto are the worst of friends, since the former often teases the latter whenever they see each other. What Kath doesn’t know is that Vince secretly has feelings for her.

Things get complicated when James asks Vince to pretend to be him and send Kath pick-up lines via text messages.  The pretension even becomes more challenging because Vince finds himself falling more and more in love with Kath.  However, to give way to his cousin James, Vince keeps his feelings at bay.
Boborol shares that they also put in consideration the younger generation’s immersion in technology, especially in text messaging and social media. “I realized na kids nowadays, the millennials as how they’re called, live in filtered lives. We only post what’s beautiful for us. So what interests me is paano nga ba sila ma-in love? Paano nga ba ma-in love ang isang millennial kung puro sila filter?” he teases.
All the three lead stars of “Vince and Kath and James” all agree that in this time when everyone seems to be technology-dependent, people forget to be true to their selves, like how Vince forgets his own feelings for James.

 

Barretto notes that the youth sometimes forgets the importance of strong family ties, especially with their parents. “Family is a big factor in every situation in life. Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, they come and go. But your family, your parents, they stay forever. And they only want the best for you,” she says.

 

“Vince and Kath and James’s” different attack on conveying the story of the youth or often referred to as millennials, is what made the committee of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival consider the film in this year’s film festival. “The MMFF committee said the film is a ‘reinvention of the teen genre,’” recalls Boborol on the committee’s description of their film.

 

While it is the MMFF entry,  the movie will not only be seen by Filipinos here in the Philippines but also Filipinos overseas.as “Vince and Kath and James” will screen in key cities worldwide via TFC@theMovies. This is good news for the lead cast of the film, especially for Alonte because he has relatives abroad. “Hindi na nila kailangan umuwi ng Pilipinas, mapapanood na nila doon ‘yong pelikula,” Alonte enthusiastically states.

 

The film also stars Maris Racal, Ina Raymundo, Shamaine Buencamino, Ana Abad Santos, Jeric Raval, Allan Paule, Manuel Chua, Joshua Zamora, Axel Torres and Kim Andaya.

 

Find out how the widely popular term “#NoFilter” which means there are no editing involved, becomes applicable not only in photos but also in the lives of three teenagers in the movie “Vince and Kath and James” as it screens via TFC@theMovies on December 29 in Papua New Guinea and in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman; and December 30 in the U.S. and Saipan.

For updates about the film, visit facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC, tfc-usa.com/vkj, emea.kapamilya.com.
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Social media phenomenon na “Vince and Kath and James” bibigyang-buhay sa pelikula na ipapalabas sa ibang bansa via TFC@theMovies
Bibida sina Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia at Ronnie Alonte sa text serye na pasilip sa buhay ng mga millennials, ang “Vince and Kath and James”

Matapos maging popular sa social media, usap-usapan naman ang pagsasapelikula ng text serye na “Vince and Kath and James,” na official entry ng Star Cinema sa 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival at ipalalabas din sa mga pangunahing bansa sa mundo via TFC@theMovies.
Pagbibidahan ng This Generation’s Most Promising stars Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia at Ronnie Alonte ang pelikulang hinango sa text serye, sa ilalim ng direksyon ni Theodore Boborol.
Iikot ang kuwento sa palitan ng text message nina Vince (Garcia) at Kath (Barretto), sa pag-asa ni Vince na mapahulog ang loob ni Kath para kay James (Alonte). Gayunpaman, paliwanag ni Boborol, hindi lamang nila binigyang-buhay ang text serye, bagkus ay pinagtuunan ng pansin ang kuwento sa likod ng palitan ng mensahe.
Pahayag ng direktor sa likod ng blockbuster film na “Just The Way You Are” at iconic series na “Forevermore” at “Be My Lady,” “Faithful siya sa story, it’s just that we explored more on what happened behind those exchange of text messages – kung anong buhay nila,” paliwanag niya. “What interests me is lahat tayo nag-communicate via text, yet it’s subject to interpretation and we are not sometimes truthful to our text.”
Kaya bilang sariling interpretasiyon sa kuwento, makikita sa pelikula na hindi nagkaroon ng magandang simula sina Vince at Kath dahil sa madalas na pang-aasar ng huli sa dalaga. Pero ang hindi alam ni Kath, may lihim na pagtingin si Vince sa kaniya.

 

Pagbabahagi ni Buburol, kanilang isinaalang-alang ang pagkawili ng mga kabataan sa teknolohiya, partikular na sa text messaging at social media. “I realized na kids nowadays, the millennials as how they’re called, live in filtered lives. We only post what’s beautiful for us. So what interest me is paano nga ba sila ma-in love? Paano nga ba ma-in love ang isang millennial kung puro sila filter?” pahapiyaw niya sa istorya ng pelikula.

 

Samantala, pare-pareho naman ang opinyon nina Barretto, Garcia at Alonte na dahil sa teknolohiya, tila nakakalimot na ang mga tao sa halaga ng kanilang personal na relasyon sa mga tao sa kanilang buhay.

 

Para kay Barretto, partikular na nakakalimutan ng mga kabataan ang kahalagahan ng magandang samahan sa pamilya, lalo na sa mga magulang. Aniya, “family is a big factor in every situation in life. Friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, they come and go. But your family, your parents, they stay forever. And they only want the best for you.”

 

Ang kakaibang atake ng “Vince and Kath and James” sa pagkukuwento ng buhay ng mga kabataan ngayon ang sinasabing dahilan kung bakit ito napili na mapabilang sa 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival. “The MMFF committee said the film is a ‘reinvention of the teen genre,’” pag-alala ni Boborol sa description ng kanilang pelikula mula sa komite ng MMFF.

 

Bagamat kabilang ito sa MMFF, hindi lamang dito sa bansa mapapanood ang “Vince and Kath and James” dahil ipapalabas din ito sa pangunahing mga bansa via TFC@theMovies. Nasabik naman ang buong cast nang malaman ito, lalo na si Alonte na mayroong mga kamag-anak sa ibang bansa. “Hindi na nila kailangan umuwi ng Pilipinas, mapapanood na nila doon ‘yong pelikula,” saad niya.

 

Kabilang din sa pelikula sina Maris Racal, Ina Raymundo, Shamaine Buencamino, Ana Abad Santos, Jeric Raval, Allan Paule, Manuel Chua, Joshua Zamora, Axel Torres at Kim Andaya.

 

Tunghayan ang “#NoFilter” na pagsasalarawan sa tunay na buhay ng tatlong kabataan sa pelikulang “Vince and Kath and James” na mapapanood sa TFC@theMovies sa mga sumusunod na petsa at bansa: December 29 sa Papua New Guinea, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain at Oman, habang December 30 naman sa U.S. at Saipan.

 

Para sa updates tungkol sa pelikula, bisitahin ang facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC, tfc-usa.com/vkj, at emea.kapamilya.com. Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas, i-follow ang @KapamilyaTFC sa Twitter at Instagram.

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