Star Magic, the talent agency owned by ABS CBN studios, has recently ventured beyond honing new artists into producing their first full-length film, “Connected”. It was helmed by Direk Theodore Boborol, who also directed LizQuen’s “Just The Way You Are”, Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte’s “Vince, Kath and James”, and Sarah G and John Lloyd’s “Finally Found Someone”.
The movie will star Richard Juan, Amanda Zamora, Chico Alicayo, Gail Banawis, Ralph Malibunas, Kobie Brown and Andi Abaya. All, except Richard, were alumni of Pinoy Big Brother Season 9 Connect last year. This group was handpicked by no other than Direk Lauren Dyogi to star in Star Magic Studio’s first-ever movie to celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
Direk Theodore shared that he was part of the final interview process for the PBB auditions. During those interviews, he has seen a lot of potential and star factor in these stars straight away. However, Direk Theodore explained that talent alone isn’t enough to make it in show business; you must combine it with hard work, determination, and professionalism. He hopes that this movie will help open doors for them. Direk Theodore said that producers would hopefully see how good they are and want to have them for their future projects.
Apart from the pressure of leading Star Magic Studio’s initial film venture, the cast was also honoured and grateful for the trust given to them by the big bosses. They said it is a huge blessing and understand that it is a great learning experience to be part of this project. It also motivates them to work harder and prove that Star Magic made no mistake in choosing them to star in their initial movie.
‘Connected’ follows the lives of many Gen Z characters as they navigate the difficulties of juggling school, work, love, and social life online and offline. It will be available on ktx.ph, iWantTFC and TFC Video On Demand from the 22nd of July.
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