It’s been eight years since he played his first gay role onscreen in the 2013 Cinema One Originals' film Slumber Party and it looks like actor and singer Markki Stroem is continuing to accept projects that talk about the LGBTQ community. Last year, Markki starred in director Adolf Alix Jr.’s LGBTQ anthology series Unlocked which featured how a different kind of loving relationship is put to test under lockdown.
Last week, the 34-year-old former Pilipinas Got Talent finalist shared on social media that he was preparing to go into lock-in taping for the new BL digital series Love At The End of the World produced by Temporary Insanity Pictures and directed by Shandii Bacolod. In the new series, the Fil-Norwegian actor plays the role of Mark Anthony Handang and will be paired with new actor and Fil-Arabian model Khalid Ruiz.
Last August 17, Marrki gave an update on his first day the set. He wrote, “It’s a wrap! First day shoot done!!! Episode 2 of #LoveAtTheEndOfTheWorld is shaping up wonderfully thanks to the creative and beautiful mind of our captain direk @shandiijossa .
“The Love stories of people in the LGBTQIA+ community need to be told! It is time for people to stop discriminating and start loving and understanding. I am very excited to be part of this creative and colorful journey produced by the one and only @temporaryinsanity2021
“Who knows what tomorrow holds, so embrace your loved ones everyday like its the end of the world.
On his second day on the set, Markki shared the message of the series. He wrote, “Day 2 of #LoveAtTheEndOfTheWorld . As an Aries, I have heard scary things about the wrath of the Ram. He is said to bring fear to those who cross him. Working with Rams, I have found that if you treat them with kindness, they will respect and cherish you in return.
“The moral of this story is never judge anyone for how they are perceived by others. Always make your own opinions based on your own experiences with the individual. . Love and Respect
“the Greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”- Toulouse (Moulin Rouge)”
He added later on, “Was such a blast shooting with my co-actors. A rollercoaster ride full of laughter and pain. It was a magical experience working with @shandiijossa and @temporaryinsanity2021 . I feel I have grown more as an actor as I continue to embrace, ‘Mark’, my character.
“Leaving you with a precious moment I had yesterday. I can’t wait for you all to see #LoveAtTheEndOfTheWorld. Truly proud of how this series is shaping up to be. Til the next leg. out.”