It has been more than a year since Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador worked together for an on-screen project. This time, the two reunite in an unlikely love story.
Helmed by JP Habac in his feature-length directorial debut with a screenplay co-written with Giancarlo Abrahan, the film explores the story of two college best friends who go on one last road trip where they settle how they really feel for each other. But unlike most romantic-comedies, the director is quick to point out that this is not your typical love story.
“We have been overexposed with love stories that have convenient happy endings, filled with hope. [But] not all love stories have the ‘meet-cutes’, ‘that pleasant surprises’ [that] await every turn,” Habac shares.
He also added that love, while wondrous, is almost always accompanied by misery. It’s this kind of complex story that Habac feels a lot of people, the youth in particular, who would find the film relatable. His lead stars completely agree.
“When I read the script, I knew I immediately wanted to be part of this. [The story] kasi it’s something new. Lahat ng tao, lahat ng girls, for sure makaka-relate sila dito. Dahil [at some point] I’m sure na experience nila yung na-experience ng character ko,” Salvador says of her role as Carson, a young woman who have been pining for her best friend played by Avelino.
Aside from the film’s intriguing storyline, Salvador and Avelino are excited to share to their followers the different dynamics presented by their characters’ relationship.
“It’s totally different from our previous project,” Avelino pointed out. “It’s not just a love story, [it’s also about] the companionship of friends.”
“But the chemistry is definitely there,” he shares with a smile. “The kilig moments [are] still going to be there.”
“I’m Drunk, I Love You” is produced by TBA (Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, Artikulo Uno Productions), the same team behind the critically acclaimed film “Heneral Luna”.
“I’m Drunk, I Love You” opens in cinemas on February 15, 2017.