HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, and co-presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival, concludes 2016 with a special HOOQ HANGOUTS as it holds a celebrity-studded premiere of Erik Matti’s SEKLUSYON days before its regular run at theaters throughout the country as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
“We started HOOQ HANGOUTS a few months ago to provide a forum to showcase the vast library of HOOQ, particularly our local content which spans almost five decades. That is why we are ending the year with this HOOQ HANGOUTS featuring an exclusive screening of Seklusyon, produced by Reality Entertainment, which incidentally is also our partner in creating OTJ: The Series,” says Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager.
The movie stars Ronnie Alonte, Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Dominic Roque, John Vic de Guzman and JR Versales. Set in the 1940s, the movie follows a young deacon (Alonte) who hides from the devil in a sacred sanctuary seven days before h is ordained as priest.
SEKLUSYON has become one of the most anticipated entries since the announcement of its inclusion in the festival and is the inly horror themed film this year’s MMFF. The movie has also been getting positive reviews since it made its international premiere at the recent Macau International Film Festival.
HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series spanning almost five decades including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival entries such as “Baler,” “Tanging Yaman,” Mulawin The Movie,” “Muro-Ami” and many more.
HOOQ continues its collaboration with the Metro Manila Film Festival, major local studios, as well as a slew of independent film-makers in order to bring more of the MMFF entries on board HOOQ. MMFF entries from recent years, such as Regal Entertainment’s “Haunted Mansion,” Star Cinema’s “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay,” and “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” were made available on HOOQ.
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Here are some of the photos from the celebrity screening provided by HOOQ:
“Seklusyon” opens in cinemas nationwide December 25, 2016 from Reality Entertainment. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.