BISAYA romantic comedy film ‘Magbuwag Ta Kay’ will be gracing SM Cinema theatres nationwide on Wednesday, March 7.
Distributed under Viva Films, the movie stars internet sensation Rowell Ucat, popularly known as Medyo Maldito, Akiko Solon, Shawna Irizari and Mark Anthony Abucejo, also known as Snake Princess.
The film is directed by RJ Aquino and Janice Perez, written by Therese Villarante and Jude Gitamondoc, and is produced by Heritage Productions.
The movie follows the story of a couple who decides to plan their breakup upon learning that one of them is migrating to Canada, believing that separation is inevitable.
The nationwide distribution of the film marks a big step, not only for the filmmakers but also for the Cebuano film industry as a whole as it paves the way for Bisaya films to be given more recognition in the national scene. They cast expressed their excitement and hoped for a positive reception from the non-Bisaya community.
Executive producer Sunshine Lim emphasized the immense yet underappreciated talent and potential of Cebuano artists.
“Kung unsay naa nila naa man sad ta, wala pa lang gyud tay opportunities as big as theirs [We also have what they have, we just don’t have the opportunities as big as theirs],” she explained.
She also recognized all the hard work that the people involved had put into making the film and pushing for its nationwide release.