VIVA Films and N² Productions join forces to bring to the big screen a different take on the story of five young women struggling to mend their broken hearts inside a camp that helps them recover from their awful experiences in love in its new offering “CAMP SAWI,” showing in theaters nationwide on August 24 (National Sawi Day).
“Camp Sawi” is a Joyce Bernal production for VIVA Films and N². Written and directed by Irene Villamor, who shot a big part of the film in Bantayan Island, Cebu.
The movie stars five of today’s hottest and sexiest young actresses Andi Eigenmann, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina and Arci Muñoz. Also in the cast is Kapamilya hunk Sam Milby with special participation of Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo.
As Bridgette (Bela), Jessica (Yassi), Gwen (Arci), Joan (Kim) and Clarisse (Andi),these five young ladies become each other’s shoulder to cry on inside the camp.
Bridgette is a bank teller dumped by her long-time Chinese boyfriend. She and her ex were together for 10 years before the guy decided to break up with her to marry another girl.
Jessica, meanwhile is a young perky cheerleader, who finds out that her boyfriend is in love with someone else.
Gwen works for a band with her boyfriend, who eventually breaks up with her.
Joan, on the other hand, is left by her lonesome when her fiancé dies after proposing to her.
Laslty, Clarisse is a former actress who suffers the consequences of being the other girl.
The five girls seek relief from all the heartaches and find guidance and strength from young and good-looking Camp Sawi head coach cum resident chef, Louie (Sam).
“Super fun movie” is how Bela describes “Camp Sawi.”
And the fun the girls had while shooting is evident in the trending “Limang Bobo” spoof video of the now-popular hugot song “Tatlong Bibe.”
Also a hit with the netizens is the “Lola” character whose sarcastic yet hilarious one liners are aimed at putting some sense into the girls’ heads.
Arci shares that the film is really a fun outing. She adds that moviegoers will surely be able to identify themselves with the characters.
“At saka ‘yon yung tipo na, kunwari, mapapanood mo siya, parang gusto mo talaga na magkaroon ng Camp Sawi. Marami kasi ang nagiging broken-hearted. Minsan hindi taaga nakakapag-move on kasi napakahirap naman talaga mag-move on,” she goes on.
As for Bela, what sets Camp Sawi apart from other “hugot” movies is its focus on the female characters and how they deal with heartbreak and the idea of moving on.
“Feeling ko, first time nating makakakita ng movie na ‘yong chemistry between girls ay hindi kailangang katulad ng pinapanood natin dati – isang girl at isang guy. Mas makikita rito ‘yung relationship naman ng mga babae, kung paano sila magtutulungang mag-move on,” she relates.
So, join Andi, Bela, Yassi, Kim and Arci as they mend their broken hearts and find true healing in VIVA Films and N² Productions’ “Camp Sawi,” showing in cinemas nationwide on National Sawi Day, August 24.