UPSTREAM spells endless possibilities for Philippine cinema
Many will agree that watching a movie in a cinema is an experience on its own but, with most cinemas still off-limits, people have to find creative ways to recreate this experience from the comfort of their own homes.
UPSTREAM, a Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) platform created by Filipinos and for Filipinos, has recently partnered with the country’s leading digital booking platform, GMovies, to introduce a new and affordable viewing experience to Filipinos around the world.
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UPSTREAM, in partnership with GMovies, will showcase proudly Pinoy films alongside international films, as well as more mainstream titles in order to give local producers a space to ensure that their content reaches a wider audience. With easy access and affordable ticket prices, more viewers have the chance to discover a whole new world of films with their families right at home.
UPSTREAM and GMovies have formally launched a special offer that any movie lover cannot turn down—14 films for 14 days for only P1 each! For the price of one ticket, films can be streamed together by the entire household.
The 14 on 14 line-ups will include a string of classics from Regal, an entertainment firm known to produce an eclectic mix of films ranging from trendy, campy, serious and art house:
- Shake, Rattle and Roll 3
- Ang Babaeng Putik
- The Debutantes
- Woke Up Like This
- Bala at Lipstick
- Starzan: Shouting Star of the Jungle
- Daddy’s Little Darlings
- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
- Inday Bote at ang Mahiwagang Bibe
- Sinungaling Mong Puso
- Bihagin: Bilibid Boys
UPSTREAM aims to relive the nostalgia of pre-internet days when movies weren’t highly targeted and calculated, and producers used a wide net approach in creating films that catered to every kind of Filipino. While some might think that these 14 films are not necessarily the best of cinema that our past can offer, their varied themes and stories collectively show us the endless possibilities of where the Philippine cinema can go.
In line with championing the Filipino spirit, UPSTREAM and GMovies will be extending help to the victims of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses by donating to Ayala Foundation’s Project Pananagutan. Those who are interested to donate can also do so by visiting ayalafoundation.org/donate or through GCash and the Globe Rewards App.
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Moreover, UPSTREAM, 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 UPSTREAM shows MMFF classics and favorites leading up to this year’s festival grand premiere.
Through UPSTREAM and GMovies, Globe enables Filipinos to recreate how they enjoy movies at home. As a telco company that bridges content creators and consumers, Globe supports the battle against piracy to protect the entertainment industry. Through Globe’s #PlayItRight anti-piracy campaign, Filipinos are made aware of their responsibility to consume legal online content in respect and support of the works of filmmakers and entertainment content creators. In conjunction with the #PlayItRight campaign, the UPSTREAM platform is poised to deliver a better viewing experience for customers while protecting the content creators’ digital rights. Since the content is distributed online, the UPSTREAM platform features technology developed in partnership with global, industry-leading media delivery providers.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver