A prequel to the unproduced teleplays on Wattpad, GAYA SA PELIKULA
is an 8-episode x 20 minutes romantic comedy series. It tells us about Karl, a 19-year-old recluse architecture student in the middle of an identity crisis. He is forced by his parents to move into his uncle’s condo unit to learn to live alone, a family tradition, prior to the start of the second semester of college.
Pressured to have enough money to earn his keep, Karl takes on odd jobs online. But when one of his major clients suddenly goes MIA, he is left short on funds and without a means to pay for his utilities. An opportunity presents itself when his neighbor, the mysterious Vlad, whom he despises for being inconsiderate, gets himself in a sticky situation — hiding from his own family, and proposes that they become housemates for the rest of the semestral break in exchange for rent.
JP Habac is a filmmaker from the Philippines. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Film from University of the Philippines and has participated in Asian Film Academy (2013), Generation Campus – Moscow (2013), Southeast Asian Film Lab (2014), International Documentary Masterclass (2014), NAFF Fantastic Film School (2015), Luang Prabang Film Festival Talent Lab (2019), and Tribeca Film Institute (2020).
Habac has directed films that have received many accolades in various international film festivals like Cairo International Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, and Festival de Cortos de Bogotá.
After his critically acclaimed first feature film, I’M Drunk, I Love You,
he is currently developing a music-filled comedy-drama film, Golden, which won Scripted Second Prize at the recently concluded Tribeca Film Institute Network.