"Sin Island's" story, its screenwriter Jancy Nicolas says, has an underlying message that is much deeper and profound than its more controversial content.
He said at the film's Grand Media Launch last February 12:
"At the end of the day, 'yung preservation ng family is very important. I know for sure na andito 'yun sa pelikula. It really talks about redeeming love, redeeming marriage and fighting for it."
Branded by numerous publications as "dark" and "erotic", Jancy presses that the film starring Coleen Garcia, Xian Lim, and Nathalie Hart is actually much more than that. Instead, it's a nuanced attempt to understand the dynamics of marriage during a time such as ours.
He said, "More than 'yung edge niya, more than 'yung darkness niya, it's really fundamentally a story of a marriage."
"Sin Island" tells the story of a picture-perfect married couple David (Xian Lim) and Kanika (Coleen Garcia) whose paradise in each other’s arms will be put to the test as she enters into a dangerous affair shortly after his career tanks into a downward spiral. As David discovers Kanika’s transgressions, he flees to Sinilaban Island where he meets and engages in a carnal affair with a girl named Tasha (Nathalie Hart). Despite their mistakes, the couple decides to rekindle their marriage, but Tasha refuses to let go of David.
Directed by Gino M. Santos, it is now on its second week in cinemas.