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CGMagic: Direk Cathy gave us the real Hong Kong experience in this ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ BTS special!

Direk Cathy and the #HelloLoveGoodbye team had their fair share of challenges in Hong Kong!

Doreen Penilla
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Doreen Penilla

7/16/2019 in News
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CGMagic: Direk Cathy gave us the real Hong Kong experience in this ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ BTS special!

There’s no other way to say it—shooting a film is HARD WORK and “Hello, Love, Goodbye” was no different.

The upcoming Star Cinema film starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards was shot almost entirely in Hong Kong. And in the second episode of Direk Cathy Garcia-Molina’s online show “CGMagic”, she talked all about the journey and adjustments they had to do to make everything work. And the challenges they encountered were no match for their team! 

Here are some of the tricky elements that made their filming a unique and rewarding experience. 

1. Different locations 

They had to film in various locations in Hong Kong so it was quite a challenge to set everything up. But we are sure that it’s worth it! We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful shots of the country in “Hello, Love, Goodbye.”

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2. Weather

The weather was a bit unpredictable but nothing too difficult that that team can’t handle. Sunny mornings eventually turn into rainy afternoons but it all added to the authenticity of the movie.

Alden even quipped in the episode, “The weather here is very bipolar. Just like emotions, right?” 

Umm? You’re the cutest, Alden. <3 

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3. Crowd control

Direk Cathy shared that a lot of our kababayans in Hong Kong flocked the set and the production staff struggled a bit to keep them off the frame. 

“I know there were some who got mad at us because we didn’t allow them to have a photo with our celebrities or to watch the shooting. But I hope they understand that we’re shooting ‘real life.’ I cannot show a film with so many onlookers, right?” Direk Cathy shared, adding an apology to our kababayans who didn’t get a chance to take a photo with the stars. 

Those are just tidbits of what we found out from the second episode of “CGMagic”! Watch the full episode here now:

Here’s the first episode of “CGMagic” season 3:

There are a lot more to discover about “Hello, Love, Goodbye” and Hong Kong! To discover more about Hong Kong, visit www.discoverhongkong.com and follow them on their socials (@discoverhongkong, #DiscoverHongKong, @discoverHK). 

Don’t miss “Hello, Love, Goodbye” this July 31 and see how Joy and Ethan’s story unfolds!

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