Sorry to burst your bubble John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo fans, but it turns out that their recent Instagram Live session was apparently a movie helmed by Antoinette Jadaone.
The acclaimed director revealed this through an Instagram post yesterday, April 29 where a screencap from the two stars’ Instagram Live last April 27 was featured together with the film’s credits, indicating that it was a romance movie for The Unconfined Cinema project.
Titled “Love Team,” Direk Tonet said that the project began as an exploration into “what else cinema could be” and how stories can be “told outside of the traditional spaces” during these times when production for movies have been paused.
“In this unprecedented time of quarantine, in a time when movie production is impossible, we found it especially pressing to find ways to tell our stories. ‘Love Team’ is a love story – whether romantic or in its other forms – told entirely within Instagram. It is a story of our times,” she explained in the caption.
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Social media can be as a powerful platform to tell stories in the digital age, says the director.
“The use of social media creates all sorts of new possibilities for storytelling. This was a story told over two weeks, adapting and evolving to real-life events, integrating our genuine sentiments over the state that we’re in,” she pressed.
“This is a platform where we all share little bits of ourselves. Through our images, this curated list of memories, we reveal what it is we want the rest of the world to see. Using the various features of Instagram, we attempted to tell a story of two people reconnecting in a trying time; separated by distance, but united in their memories.”
She continued, “We are in a culture where the usually distinct line between reality and make-believe blur. We started this story by stating that ‘any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is intentional.’ And that remains true. It was the only way this was possible.”
Towards the end of her post, Direk Tonet encouraged fellow filmmakers to experiment and explore how they can tell stories.
“The Unconfined Cinema invites filmmakers and artists to join us in exploring the possibilities of our cinema. Not just on Instagram, but on every stage imaginable,” she said.
This is the second time John Lloyd and Bea reunited for a Unconfined Cinema project this year. Last February, the two performed a live script reading of Direk Tonet’s “That Thing Called Tadhana.”
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