HOOQ presents ‘Seklusyon’ premiere

Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, and co-presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival, concludes 2016 with a special HOOQ Hangouts, a celebrity-studded premiere of Erik Matti’s Seklusyon several days before it’s regular run in theaters nationwide during the Metro Manila Film Festival.

“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.

Seklusyon stars Ronnie Alonte, Neil Ryan Sese, Lou Veloso, Rhed Bustamante, Phoebe Walker, Elora Espano, Dominique Roque, John Vic De Guzman, and JR Versales.  

Film director Erik Matti (center, seated) with cast of his MMFF entry “Seklusyon,” which had a star-studded premiere via HOOQ Hangouts
Set in the 1940s, the movie follows a young deacon (Alonte) who meets the devil in a sacred sanctuary seven days before he is ordained as a priest.

Seklusyon is one of the most anticipated entries since the announcement of its inclusion in the festival and is the only horror themed film in this year’s MMFF.  The movie has also been getting positive reviews since it made its international premiere at the recent Macau International Film Festival. 

HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Filipino movies and TV series spanning almost five decades, including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival, like 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.


Thea Tolentino seduces Kristoffer Martin in the GMA Afternoon Prime series Hahamakain and Lahat. This doesn’t bode well with the Joyce-Kristoffer fans that are religiously following the series.

In the series, Joyce and Kristoffer are married and living together but Thea is vent on destroying the relationship by way of seducing Kristoffer.

Krisstofer Martin, Thea Tolentino and Joyce Ching in a scene from the afternoon soap “Hahamakin ang Lahat”
The seduction scene happens while Thea’s character is swimming right at the moment Kristoffer’s Junjun is also in the pool.

Rachel (Joyce) Ching isn’t clueless about Thea’s plans for her husband. What happens if Thea succeeds?        

Topics: Metro Manila Film Festival(MMFF) 2016 , HOOQ Hangouts , Erik Matti , Seklusyon , Ronnie Alonte , Neil Ryan Sese , Lou Veloso , Rhed Bustamante , Phoebe Walker , Elora Espano , Dominique Roque , John Vic De Guzman , JR Versales , Thea Tolentino , Joyce Ching , Kristoffer
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