Taking a cue from its first trailer which has already amassed more than three million views, anticipation builds as the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates the unique concept of Sparks Camp, the newest queer dating reality show in the country.
The ABS-CBN’s “Made For YouTube” show, which premiered on May 24, features ten hopeful guys trying to find their match. They are Aaron Maniego, commercial model and content creator; Stanley Bawalan, virtual assistant; Karl Bautista, architect; Justin Macapallag, college student; Gabe Balita, student jock; Nat Magbintang, medical student; Boy Gonzales, aspiring actor; Alex De Ungria, college student and video game player; Dan Calman, law student; and Nick De Ocampo, business owner.
In an outdoor camp, viewers will meet them going through challenges to test how their personalities match and possibly find someone who will add color to their lives.
Produced by Black Sheep, Sparks Camp is directed by TV and movie director and story editor Theodore Boborol. His impressive experience from being part of Pinoy Big Brother, MMK, and Ipaglaban Mo aims to help him draw the raw emotions of the campers in their journey.
The show is written by Patrick Valencia, whose previous works are queer-centric stories like Hanging Out, The Third Party, and the Hello Stranger mini-series, and Daniel Saniana, writer of Sila Sila.
Hosting the series as the campers ‘Mother Sparker’ is LGBTQIA+ icon Mela Habijan who has been an active voice of the trans community. She also started her own digital show 3Some, TikTok series Mahalagang MELAman Mo, and YouTube content All Things T.
Viewers can follow their journey to love on Black Sheep’s YouTube channel.