Multi-awarded filmmaker Erik Matti shares his experience on doing a film he hasn’t experienced in his lifetime.
Check out his post about his upcoming film A Girl + A Guy below:
“I film stories of mostly what I know. A Girl + A Guy is the first film I made where I had to go into a story I know nothing about. No amount of research I made could fully dissect what makes this young generation tick.
It’s a different kind of high directing without the safety net of truly understanding the subject matter. How these young adults traverse the exciting, fun and messy lives they are in balancing love, work and life is the subject of this movie. Making this film is more a process of discovery understanding them for just a little scene after scene, empathizing with them for just a bit shot per shot and ultimately, without any form of judgment, experience how their lives could be bittersweet, daunting, passionate, romantic, confusing, ultra super fun and full of energy and emotion all at the same time. Excited to share this refreshing take on the lives of our young.
I hope you discover it with us when we stream it soon on Upstream.”
A Girl and A Guy is a modern tale of young adults navigating the tricky world of relationships, connection, and intimacy in today’s society. The film tells the story of a girl, the story of a guy, and the story of a girl and a guy.
The film stars Alexa Mira and Rob Gomez, with Pau Benitez, Candice Ramos, Rosh Barman, Sarah Holmes, Carlo Tarobal, Emilio Francisco, Chloe Reyes, Roeder Camanag, Donna Cariaga, and Marina Benipayo.
A Girl + A Guy is an Upstream Original Film rated R-18, so expect something extra from the two young artists Alexa Miro and Rob Gomez.