At the recent grand premiere of  Erik Matti’s ‘Seklusyon,’ the SM Megamall Cinema 10 was filled with members of the press, movie goers and fans together with cast members and people behind of the movie. The celebrity-studded premiere was presented by HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, and co presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival.

HOOQ Team with the cast of Seklusyon and Direk Erik Matti
HOOQ Team with the cast of Seklusyon and Direk Erik Matti

Most of the cast members were present like Ronnie Alonte, Lou Veloso, Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman and JR Versales. Director Erik Matti also graced the event.

Spotted celebrities in the cinema include Vice Ganda, Merryll Soriano, Sue Ramirez and Cristine Reyes.

Vice Ganda and Dominique Roque

Seklusyon‘ is the only horror themed film in this year’s MMFF. The story is centered to a young deacon (Alonte) who hides from the devil in a sacred sanctuary seven days before he is ordained as a priest. The film also revolves to a young girl with miraculous healing powers and a mysterious nun who acts as her guardian.

No wonder why Seklusyon got a lot of positive reviews since it made its international premiere at the Macau International Film Festival. It is a mind-boggling film. Every scene has deeper and interesting story. The acting of Rhed Bustamante (Anghela), Elora Espano (Erina) and Phoebe Walker (Sister Cecilia) stands out among the others. Kudos girls! I’m not satisfied on the performance of the four deacons. A little more improvement and for sure, they will become great actors. Overall, the story, cinematography and musical scoring are awesome! I really recommend Seklusyon. It’s a worth watching this Christmas.

Elora España, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman, Ronnie Alonte, Rhed Bustamante, J.R. Versales and Phoebe Walker
Elora España, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman, Ronnie Alonte, Rhed Bustamante, J.R. Versales and Phoebe Walker

“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.

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 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 onboard HOOQ. MMFF entries from recent years, such as Regal Entertainment’s “Haunted Mansion”, ABS-CBN’s “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay” and “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy” were made available on HOOQ.

HOOQ, a start-up venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., is an award-winning service that empowers customers with unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino movies and television content, on any device including computers, smartphones tablets, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and now also on Airplay and mobile web.

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