Juan Miguel Severo's Gaya Sa Pelikula Premieres on YouTube
Our perception of love—how to love, who to love, when to love—has been influenced by all sorts of stories and tropes we see on the big screen and read in novels. In a landscape dominated by straight leads, Gaya Sa Pelikula is a powerful love story to show the LGBTQ+ community that their own aspirational love stories are also meant to be told.
The narrative digital series is written and created by Juan Miguel Severo and produced by Globe Studios, which has on its roster, high-caliber and award-winning films Birdshot, Goyo, Hintayan ng Langit, LSS, and Dead Kids.
Gaya sa Pelikula (Like in The Movies) is Globe Studios' first narrative digital series that hopes to tug on the heartstrings and elicit and laughter in a refreshing way with .
Directed by JP Habac, the romantic comedy series tells us about Karl, a 19-year-old introverted architecture student in the middle of an identity crisis and Vlad, a schoolmate on the run from his own family. As their lives become entwined by fate, they become housemates over the semestral break and Karl and Vlad come to learn more about each other and about themselves than they could have ever imagined.
Gaya sa Pelikula is an eight-part series of 20-minute episodes that is a prequel to the unproduced teleplays on Wattpad by Severro. It will premiere on Globe Studios’ official YouTube channel on September 25. It stars actors Paolo Pangilinan and Ian Pangilinan taking on the lead roles of Karl and Vlad, respectively.
The series was also chosen to be part of YouTube’s Super Stream content line-up. Super Stream is an effort of YouTube to enable Filipino viewers to access partners' content such as movies, TV shows, and more for free for a limited time.