Last thursday, December 22 one of my favorite video on demand services on my phone hold its celebrity-studded premiere of Erik Matti’s SEKLUSYON days before it’s regular run at theaters throughout the country as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
I was really excited last Thursday because finally I was able to catch the one of the talk of the town entries for the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival. Special thanks to HOOQ as again, they are the co-presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival.
The cast of Seklusyon
“We started HOOQ HANGOUTS a few months ago to provide a forum to showcase the vast library of HOOQ, particularly our local content which spans almost five decades. That is why we are ending the year with this HOOQ HANGOUTS featuring an exclusive screening of Seklusyon, produced by Reality Entertainment, which incidentally is also our partner in creating OTJ: The Series,” says Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager.
The movie stars Ronnie Alonte Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman and JR Versales. Set in the 1940s, the movie follows a young deacon (Alonte) who hides from the devil in a sacred sanctuary seven days before he is ordained as a priest.
SEKLUSYON has become one of the most anticipated entries since the announcement of its inclusion in the festival and is the only horror themed film in this year’s MMFF. The movie has also been getting positive reviews since it made its international premiere at the recent Macau International Film Festival.
HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series spanning almost five decades, including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival such as “Baler”, “Tanging Yaman”, “Mulawin the Movie, “Muro-Ami” and many more.
The Cast of Seklusyon during the Press Conference with HOOQ executives.
HOOQ continues its collaboration with the Metro Manila Film Festival, major local studios, as well as a slew of independent film-makers in order to bring more of the MMFF entries onboard HOOQ. MMFF entries from recent years, such as Regal Entertainment’s “Haunted Mansion”, ABS-CBN’s “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay” and “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” were made available on HOOQ.
Vice Ganda is one of the celebrities during the Premiere of SEKLUSYON with Dom Roque.
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