Darryl Yap, who directed the recent blockbuster films Jowable, Revirginized, Paglaki Ko Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar, and Tililing, is also at the helm in Viva Film’s latest flick Ang Manananggal Na Nahahati ang Puso, streaming on Vivamax beginning Oct. 1.
The movie, which offers the bizarre combination of comedy, love story and “aswang,” features Viva’s bet in the love team game, Marco Gallo and newcomer Aubrey Caraan.
The story follows a college student named Giuseppe (Gallo) who went to a small barrio to research for his thesis about the mythical Filipino creatures called “aswang.” There, he meets the eccentric barrio girl Giniper (Caraan) who takes the opportunity to help Giuseppe with his research.
With Giniper’s help, Giuseppe will not just learn about mythical creatures in the barrio, but he will also experience enchanting encounters with different people.
Joining the pair are comedians and viral YouTube vloggers Chad Kinis, Lassy Marquez, and MC Calaquian collectively known as the Beks Batallion, who play the roles of Gudong, Gingging and Gimo respectively; and Teresa Loyzaga as Guinta. With also the special participation of veteran actors Gina Pareño and Johnny Revilla.
Amid the pandemic and lockdown situations in a lot of places, Siquijor opened its doors to the production team, and they caught on camera the enchanting and mesmerizing beauty of the island. That’s why the teaser alone is enough to get people excited about the movie.