The original romantic flick will be available on iWant starting Februaryy 14.
In her first online film project and second script after penning Star Cinema’s Last Night, Bela Padilla welcomes Valentine’s Day with Apple of My Eye under iWant and Dreamscape Digital. The talented actress said she was happy her idea got approved last year.
“This story I pitched it first before I wrote it. Inimbitahan lang kami to pitch concepts sa digital team tapos nung na-approve ito at saka yung isang concept, saka ko lang siya sinulat. Na-invite kasi ako sa first batch ng pitchers,” she shared.
Apple of My Eye is the story of two very different individuals who gets brought together by an accident and discover that they can find love in the most unexpected places. Marco Gumabao plays app developer Michael, who depends on technology to make a living while Krystal Reyes plays a traditional girl named Apple, who doesn’t even own a mobile phone.
Bela said she did not inject any of her personal life in the story. “Wala naman pero I would say na nakaka-relate ako sa character ni Apple kasi medyo hindi ako techie. Nung una akong nagpadala ng script, sa email ko lang sinulat. Hindi ako nag-attach ng files so medyo in a way, I would say I’m still very traditional like her, mahilig sa sulat. So yun lang siguro similarity ko sa buong kuwento pero situations or yung sa mismong kuwento wala naman,” she revealed.
Bela also shared why she wants to change people’s perception of digital movies with her stories.
“I think ang difference sa lahat ng digital shows and movies, kasi pag sinabing digital automatic sinasagad eh. Sagad sa sexy or violence. Lahat kasi puwede mo ilabas sa digital. But this is so different and we purposely made it this way para makita ng mga tao na digital can offer a lot of things especially Dreamscape digital na nag-produce sila ng something light and fresh. Kasi minsan love stories don’t always have to be so complicated. It can be light and simple, feel good."
Watch Apple of My Eye for free on the iWant app via download on iOS or Playstore or via web browser on iwant.ph starting February 14, Thursday.