Shaira Diaz and David Licauco are back together again on screen and this time in a GMA News and Public Affairs experimental production – ONE HUGOT AWAY.
Created as a hub for made-for-TV and online shorts or short film production – ONE HUGOT AWAY will have a unique program schedule that will surely have both online and television audiences baffled and hooked at the same time.
The first short to be featured is called “Walang Label” written by James Estrada and directed by Zig Dulay (Sahaya).
The story talks about the complicated love story of Ben (David Licauco) and Ella (Shaira Diaz) who like many intimate relationships right now are somewhat more than just friends but riddled with so many inconsistencies. Now watch what happens when one side gets tired of the set up and confronts the other to find out what they really are to each other.
Starting today (March 25), the show will release snippets of “Walang Label” during the commercial gaps of the shows “Kapuso Movie Festival”, “Wowowin” and “My Golden Life”.
The snippets will also be made available on the GMA Facebook Page and YouTube Channel later in the evening.
The exciting conclusion is scheduled on March 28 (Thursday) during the timeslot of My Golden Life – and will then be uploaded the following day (March 29, Friday) at 12 Noon on GMA Network’s social media pages.
GMA News and Public Affairs likened the new concept to those commercially produced Made-For-TV shorts used by big brands like McDonald’s, Jollibee, Surf and the likes to promote brand awareness or their new offerings. It comes in parts and as a series of commercials often scheduled a week apart with endings that enticed viewers to wait for the next one.
Producers said that it is similar to that, but with one big difference – what it sells is the story itself.
When ask about the challenged faced while making the short film, writer Estrada said that the most difficult part is condensing the story to fit the allotted time. The ending also is the most debated part of the narrative.
For director Zig Dulay, it was about making the small parts of the series really interesting to watch so that audience would want to never miss the next one.
For Shaira and David, the project was a blessing because the two have had the chance to work with each other in the past already and because Zig Dulay lets them have their say on the quality of each take.
To give you a bit of a spoiler, Shaira and David will throw a number of fantastic “Hugot Lines” in “Walang Label” plus a very romantic kissing scene – that maybe a lot of “Walang Label” couples can relate to very much.
Don’t forget ONE HUGOT AWAY “Walang Label” premieres today!
The Clash alumna Muriel Lomadilla sang the theme song for “Walang Label” entitled “Bakit ‘Di Na Lang Tayo” which was composed by Roxanne Fabian and mixed by Andrea Cullla under GMA Post Music Production.
Go ahead, indulge in your deepest hugot moments. Catch “One Hugot Away” beginning March 25 on GMA Network’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/GMANetwork) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/GMANetwork) accounts and on GMA 7