March 23, 2018

“Amo” is the First Filipino Series to stream on Netflix

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  • Filipino viewers rejoice! Brillante Mendoza’s Amo (Boss) is making its way to Netflix.

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    The series was screened during the Cannes International Film Festival, in which Mendoza also won Best Director in 2009 for “Kinatay,” another acclaimed crime drama film. The 12-episode miniseries will be released on April 9, 2018, worldwide.

    Amo stars Vince Rillon and Derek Ramsey, where the story revolves around the Philippine government’s controversial drug war. The story begins with a high school student who gets involved in a drug trade, which later on worsens. It also involves corrupt government officials, crooked cops, and adverse drug lords.

    American streaming content, Netflix has also has partnered with TV5 Incorporated to stream its first Philippine-produced series.

    Birdshot makes its way to Netflix

    If waiting for April 9 is a bit too long, users of the popular video streaming platform can enjoy something that is proudly Filipino-made starting March 26, as Birdshot makes its way to Netflix.

    Birdshot, directed by Mikhail Red, is a critically-acclaimed film that first made waves in 2016 when it won Best Film at the Asian Future Tokyo Film Fest 2016. It was also the country’s entry to the international film category of the 2017 Academy Awards.

    In a statement released by Globe Telecom for Globe Studios, VP of Content Acquisition at Netflix Robert Roy said he was “confident that it will equally resonate with the more than 117 million Netflix members globally.” “Birdshot is a mesmerizing thriller that’s beautifully shot and since its debut, the movie has been widely recognized by critics,” he added.

    Red is equally as excited about the inclusion of Birdshot to Netflix’s film lineup. “It’s such a profound feeling, having your stories and imagination come to life and be shared with millions of streaming subscribers across the globe,” said Red. He also hopes that this will pave the way for Filipino filmmakers to share their work with the rest of the world.

    Sources: www.interaksyon.comwww.rappler.comGlobe TelecomEsquire Philippines

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