Recreating the cinema experience at home

    14 ON 14. (Upper left to right) Globe chief commercial officer Albert De Larrazabal, and Globe vice president for product and innovations, digital solutions group Chris Cheng. (Lower left to right) UPSTREAM partners film producer Dondon Monteverde, and filmmaker Erik Matti.

    TRANSACTIONAL video on demand (TVOD) platform UPSTREAM, in partnership with digital booking platform GMovies, redefines the way people watch movies and opens up a whole new world of local films for them to discover.

    The TVOD platform offers 14 films for 14 days for only P1 each which can be streamed together by the entire household.

    The line-up of films for 14 on 14 will include a string of classic Regal films many people may not know about anymore these days – Shake, Rattle and Roll 3; Ang Babaeng Putik; The Debutantes; Dahas; Woke Up Like This; Bala at Lipstick; Starzan: Shouting Star of the Jungle; Daddy’s Little Darlings; Rakenrol; Diliryo; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Inday Bote at ang Mahiwagang Bibe; Sinungaling Mong Puso; and Bihagin: Bilibid Boys.

    While the 14 films may not be the best that the cinema of the past can offer, film producer Dondon Monteverde said their varied themes and stories can collectively show people the endless possibilities of where Philippine cinema can go.

    The TVOD platform, filmmaker Erik Matti said, is an avenue for local filmmakers and producers to showcase their works, no matter what genre, to a bigger audience using this more accessible platform.

    Noting a need to recreate the cinema experience at home, Albert De Larrazabal, Globe chief commercial officer, said this partnership combines GMovies’ convenient ticket booking and the TVOD platform’s wide range of local and international content to usher in a new world of cinema that viewers, may they be in or out of the country, will definitely enjoy.

    De Larrazabal also said this gives local producers a space to ensure that their content reach a wider audience while also empowering the audience to discover more local films at a convenient and affordable way.

    This partnership will also extend help to fellow Filipinos who were affected by recent typhoons Rolly and Ulysses to get back on their feet. A small gesture of goodwill will be given to Ayala Foundation’s Project Pananagutan in hopes that it will help give them warmth and strength in these trying times, De Larrazabal said.

    Meanwhile, the TVOD platform, in partnership with GMovies, will be the exclusive streaming venue for QCinema from November 27 to December 6 and the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 starting on December 25.

    From December 7 to 24, viewers can also take a trip down memory lane as the TVOD platform shows MMFF classics and favorites leading up to this year’s festival grand premiere.