HOOQ launches 1st original production in PH
JC News|March. 15, 2019
Video-on-demand service HOOQ has partnered with Viva Films for “Ulan,” a romantic drama starring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino. It is the company’s first original movie from the Philippines.
(FROM LEFT): HOOQ PH Marketing Manager Patricia Paredes, Head of Marketing Milette Rosal, and Regional Head of PR and Communications Kavi Saglani
Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, said, “‘Ulan,’ one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, is the first of many more HOOQ Original Movies to come.”
Sheila Paul, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines, said, “The Philippines has an abundance of talented filmmakers that are really pushing the boundaries of the medium – in terms of storytelling, format and style. We see great promise in the market. We want to encourage the Filipino filmmaker to challenge conventions and develop engaging, high-quality Filipino content.”
‘ULAN’ stars Nadine Lustre and Marco Gumabao with Director Irene Villamor (center)
HOOQ’s extensive library of Filipino movies and shows include “Ulan” director Irene Villamor’s complete catalogue of films as well as Nadine Lustre’s hits, “Never Not Love You,” “This Time,” “Diary Ng Panget,” “On The Wings Of Love,” “Sisterakas,” and “Beauty And The Bestie.”