This September, Spring Films will be joining the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino for the first time with the comedy romance ‘I’m Ellenya L’ starring Maris Racal and Inigo Pascual.
The film follows the the simple but ambitious 21-year old Ellenya Lakampanti (Maris_ on her quest to become the next big vlogger (video blogger).
On most days, Ellenya spends her time patterning her online presence on her celebrity idol (with special participation of Sue Ramirez playing herself). Luckily, her musician father Daddy Toots (Gio Alvarez) is there to support her. Even if means climbing on a roof to get her that perfect “drone shot.”
Her best friend, talented photographer and literal boy-next-door, Peng (Inigo Pascual) is always there for her. Even though, frankly, he has become quite wary of Ellenya’s obsession with the image she wants to project online.
When a chance encounter leads Ellenya to meet Sue Ramirez’s starmaker and fellow influencer Kyle Quintos (Pat Sugui), she takes the opportunity to get his help. Quintos can transform her into the big time vlogger she dreams of becoming. He agrees to help her on one condition: she has to prove her potential by becoming viral online within a week.
In an age where everyone wants to become an influencer and where everyone can easily be a vlogger, what does it take to be “insta-famous”? Are “likes” and “follows” all that really matter nowadays?
‘I’m Ellenya L’ is the directorial debut of actor-producer Boy 2 Quizon. Quizon is best known for comedy roles and being part of the longest-running gag show ‘Bubble Gang’ for more than 10 years. This, however, isn’t the director’s first foray working behind-the-scenes in films as he previously produced hits such as ’10000 Hours,’ ‘Camp Sawi,’ Sid & Aya (Not a Love Story)’ and ‘Ulan.’
“As I come from a family who made their business in this genre (comedy), I made sure that laughs will be plenty. We took careful consideration of th eclassic way of doing gags, but also making sure we injected our own brand of new, organic and subtle humor,” Quizon said in a statement.
The film also stars Ms. Nova Villa, Francine Prieto and the promising character actress and social media sensation Kat Galang.
Produced by Spring Films, N2 Productions and Cobalt Enterainment, ‘I’m Ellenya L’ hits theaters nationwide on September 13 as part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.