hap·pen·stance | \ ˈha-pən-ˌstan(t)s , ˈha-pᵊm- \
Definition of happenstance: a circumstance especially that is due to chance
What if you mysteriously connect with someone from the past? How will this friendship work? And what if this friendship blossoms into romance?
In the midst of 2020, Wade finds an old bag full of love letters in his house’s attic. He discovers that these love letters were written to Luis by a boy named Jose Manuel 50 years ago. The letters express his affection for Luis, but because they lived in the 1970s and his father served in the army, he could not express his emotions publicly. Wade Is so touched that he writes back to Jose, and he actually receives a reply…
Check out the official trailer of Happenstance and watch it at GagaooLala starting December 25:
With all the boys’ love (BL) content being released now, how different is Happenstance?
“I think siguro po, one, ‘yung kwento is very different from what the others have been doing kasi nga we wanted to present something na mejo iba ‘yung story. So when I read that article online about a person na nakakita ng sulat sa ceiling, sabi ko pwede siya gawin into a material na pwedeng gawing BL. Kinausap ko si Jerry Gracio, ‘yung writer, we discussed a bit kung paano siya patatakbuhin. Iba ‘yung flavor kasi ngayon lang meron ‘yung may past and may present pero it still is a love story,” shares director Adolf Alix, Jr.
The three main cast: Kiko Ipapo, Jovani Manansala, Saviour Ramos and Shu Calleja auditioned for their roles, while the supporting cast composed of Erlinda Villalobos, Bembol Roco, Rosanna Roces, Allan Paule and Angeli Bayani were handpicked.
Happenstance premieres at the GagaooLala app this Christmas, December 25.