STAR CINEMA OPENS 2017 WITH “EXTRA SERVICE” SET TO SCREEN IN KEY CITIES WORLDWIDE VIA TFC@THEMOVIES



Star Cinema and Skylight Films open 2017 with a bang as the sexy action-comedy film, “Extra Service,” brings together three of today’s hottest Kapamilya actresses Arci Muñoz, Jessy Mendiola and Coleen Garcia in the opening salvo screening in key cities worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting January 13.

 

The movie, helmed by Chris Martinez, the director behind the hit comedy films “Kimmy Dora And The Kyemeng Prequel” and writer of the two installments of “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” multiplies the excitement as it presents Munoz, Garcia and Mendiola in a movie that shows that ‘girl power’ can defy the odds.

 

Extra Service,” written by the writer of the highest-grossing local film in history “The Super Parental Guardians” Alpha Habon, is a story about three female ex-convicts Aw (Muñoz), Em (Garcia) and Gee (Mendiola), who due to their criminal records, have a hard time finding a job. Faced with this dilemma, Aw, Em and Gee have no other choice but to work in a spa as masseuses.

However, unknown to their clients, theirs is only a day job because at night, they transform as secret agents: Aw is Kapitana, Em is Maldita, and Gie is Henya.

“When you ask for ‘Extra Service’ you are actually asking for their service as secret agents,” explains Habon about the title of the film. As secret service agents, they encounter a mission that will cost them their lives and freedom – they must retrieve the three most important pearls of the country that are collectively called “Perlas ng Silangan (Pearl of the Orient).”

Using their inner strength, anchoring on their individual experiences and coming together as one team, Aw, Em and Gee try to achieve their mission.

Muñoz, Garcia and Mendiola underwent mixed martial arts training, under coach Erwin Tagle, for their intensive fight scenes in the film.

 

“Ang daming eksena na talagang pinaghirapan namin, pinaghirapan nilang lahat especially nitong tatlong girls namin (We, especially the girls worked hard for a lot of scenes” Martinez said about the lead stars. “Seryoso sila sa pinagdaanan nilang fight scenes, but at the same time extra rin ang pagpapatawa (In terms of the fight scenes, they were serious about the training.  But at the same time, they poured in the same kind of effort in terms of the comedy.”

 

While it was not a walk in the park, Mendiola says she welcomed the film because it fulfilled her dream of doing an action film. “This is something new. Matagal ko na kasi gustong mag-action and nabigyang buhay naman siya (I wanted to do action for the longest time and now, this dream has been fulfilled,” she says.

 

As for Garcia, she admits being hesitant in accepting the project because she hasn’t done a comedy stint before. “Hindi talaga ako nagko-comedy, wala akong experience diyan. Mahiyain pa ako in front of people (I don’t do comedy because I don’t have the experience.  I am also quite reserved)” she explains. “Pero nang nalaman kong si Direk Chris ang director nakampante ako kasi magaling naman talaga siyang direktor (However, when I found out that Direk Chris was the director, I accepted the project because I knew he was a good director),” Garcia ends.

Despite the fact that “Extra Service” is a sexy comedy-action film, Muñoz, Mendiola and Garcia all agree that their film’s most important lesson is the value of team work.

 

“Kung wala ‘yong isa, hindi rin kami tatayo. May it be family or work or friendship, a team is a team (Things won’t work in family, work or friendships if you don’t function as a team),” Mendiola elaborates.

 

The film also stars Tessie Tomas, Carmi Martin, Ejay Falcon, Enzo Pineda and Vin Abrenica.

 

Find out how the team work of Aw, Em and Gee will lead them to their freedom in the sexy comedy-action film “Extra Service” as it screens on the following dates and in key cities worldwide via TFC@theMovies: U.S. and Canada on January 13 and Papua New Guinea on January 19.

 

For more updates about the film, visit www.tfc-usa.com/exse; www.tfc-ca.com/exse or TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas, follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

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Tripleng pasabog handog ng Star Cinema sa opening salvo nitong “Extra Service”
na mapapanood via TFC@theMovies
Arci Muñoz, Jessy Mendiola at Coleen Garcia, ipapakita ang kahalagahan ng teamwork
sa sizzling action-comedy film na “Extra Service” 

Umpisa pa lang ng taon ay matinding pasabog na ang handog ng Star Cinema at Skylight Films sa handog nitong “Extra Service” na pagsasamahin ang tatlo sa pinaka-exciting na Kapamilya actresses na sina Arci Muñoz, Coleen Garcia, at Jessy Mendiola sa opening salvo na ipapalabas sa labas ng bansa via TFC@theMovies simula January 13.

Ang pelikula, na sumailalim ng direksyon ni Chris Martinez, ang direktor sa likod ng patok na comedy films tulad tulad ng “Kimmy Dora And The Kyemeng Prequel” at siyang writer ng dalawang installment ng “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” ang kauna-unahang pagkakataon na magsasama-sama ang tatlo sa isang pelikulang naniniwalang sa pamamagitan ng ‘girl’ o ‘babae’ power, ay magagawa nila ang lahat.

Ang “Extra Service,” na isinulat ni Alpha Habon, ang writer sa likod ng highest-grossing local film of all time na “The Super Parental Guardians,” ay tungkol sa tatlong babaeng ex-convicts na sina Aw (Muñoz), Em (Garcia) at Gee (Mendiola), na dahil sa kanilang criminal records ay nahihirapang maghanap ng trabaho. Kaya naman walang magawa ang mga bidang sina Aw, Em, at Gee kung  hindi magtrabaho sa isang spa.

Ngunit lingid sa kaalaman ng kanilang mga klieyente ay hindi lamang sila mga masahista kung hindi secret agents pa. Si Aw is Kapitana, si Em ay si Maldita, at si Gee naman is Henya – tatlong dalagang may kani-kaniyang ekspiryensiya at kakakayahan.

“When you ask for ‘Extra Service’ you are actually asking for their service as secret agents,” paliwanag ni Habon tungkol sa title ng pelikula. Pero mahaharap ang tatlong secret agents sa isang malaking tungkulin na maaaring maging kapalit ng kanilang mga buhay at kalayaan – kailangan nilang makuha ang tatlong mahahalagang perlas ng Pilipinas or mas kilala bilang “Perlas ng Silangan.”

Matinding training sa mixed martial arts ang pinagdaanan nina Muñoz, Mendiola at Garcia para sa paggawa ng pelikulang ito, sa ilalim ng coach na si Erwin Tagle.

“Ang daming eksena na talagang pinaghirapan namin, pinaghirapan nilang lahat especially nitong tatlong girls namin,” saad ni Martinez tungkol sa lead stars. “Seryoso sila sa pinagdaanan nilang fight scenes, but at the same time extra rin ang pagpapatawa.”

Nahirapan man noong una, masaya si Mendiola dahil natupad ang pangarap niya sa pelikula-ang bumida sa isang action film. Aniya, “This is something new. Matagal ko na kasing gustong mag-action and nabigyang buhay naman siya.”

Inamin naman ni Garcia na nagdalawang-isip siya nang malamang mayroong temang comedy ang pelikula. Paliwanag niya, “Hindi talaga ako nagko-comedy – wala akong experience diyan. Mahiyain pa ako in front of people. Pero nang nalaman kong si Direk Chris ang director nakampante ako kasi magaling naman talaga siyang direktor.”

Kahit pa man isang sexy comedy-action film ang kanilang pelikula, naniniwala sina Muñoz, Mendiola at Garcia na ang pinakamahalagang aral na naibahagi nila sa pelikula ay ang halaga ng team work.

“Kung wala ‘yong isa, hindi rin kami tatayo. May it be family or work or friendship, a team is a team,” pagpapaliwanag ni Mendiola.

Kasama rin sa pelikula sina Tessie Tomas, Carmi Martin, Ejay Falcon, Enzo Pineda at Vin Abrenica.

Alamin kung paano magiging susi ang team work nina Aw, Em at Gee upang sila’y makalaya, sa sexy comedy-action film na “Extra Service” na mapapanood sa labas ng bansa via TFC@theMovies sa mga sumusunod na petsa at lugar: U.S. at Canada sa January 13 at Papua New Guinea sa January 19.

Para sa updates tungkol sa pelikula bisitahin ang www.tfc-usa.com/exse; www.tfc-ca.com/exse o ang Facebook page ng TFC na naaayon sa inyong lugar. Maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas, i-follow ang @KapamilyaTFC sa Twitter at Instagram.

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