Almost a year after the first Filipino Netflix original film Dead Kids came out, Sue Ramirez is set to star in a new film from the digital streaming giant titled Finding Agnes.
Shot in Morocco, the film will follow the story of an entrepreneur (Jelson Bay) who goes on an emotional journey in Morocco to put together pieces of his estranged mother’s turbulent life, meeting her adopted daughter (Sue Ramirez) along the way.
Sometimes you have to go far away to find your way HOME. ♥️✨ Remember that film we shot in Morocco? Well, @netflixph @netflix just announced our premiere! FINDING AGNES will be showing ALL AROUND THE WORLD this NOVEMBER 30 on NETFLIX!!! 😭♥️ Can’t wait for you guys to see our beautiful film! SPREAD THE WORD & SAVE THE DATE!!!
Sue, in an Instagram post, wrote: “Remember that film we shot in Morocco? Well, @netflixph @netflix just announced our premiere! FINDING AGNES will be showing ALL AROUND THE WORLD this NOVEMBER 30 on NETFLIX!”
She added: “Can’t wait for you guys to see our beautiful film! SPREAD THE WORD & SAVE THE DATE!”
Maria Ancheta, who helms the said film, said she hopes Finding Agnes would open new doors for more Filipino filmmakers in the future.
“I felt nervous at first, but really elated with the given opportunity for my first movie to be shown on Netflix. And I just hope this will open more opportunities not only for me but for other Filipino filmmakers as well,” director Maria Ancheta said in a press release from Netflix.
Said to explore themes about “connecting with people and understanding others’ motivations and the process of finding one’s self in the process,” Maria said she wants to showcase these elements because people tend to forget the importance of doing so in a relationship.
“Ang vision ko dito ay yung makita natin kung gaano ka-importante ang relationship — hindi lamang sa pamilya pati sa mga taong nakapaligid sa atin, na minsan nalilimutan natin na maraming bagay ang bumubuo sa pagkatao natin, na walang masama na tayo ay kumonekta sa mga ito at wag piliin na maging mag-isa,” she said.
She continued: “Bilang Filipino, ganito ang kinalakihan kong kultura pero minsan naliligaw. Makikita ng mga kapwa ko pinoy ang kahalagahan nito.”
Finding Agnes is only one of the several Netflix originals from the Philippines set to be released this year with Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story and Alter Me among those in the pipeline. It comes out globally on Netflix on November 30.