Fans of romantic comedies will experience the genre in a different way through the funny love story “Seoul Mates”, one of the ten new Filipino films competing in the 2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival happening from November 9 to November 18 at Trinoma, Glorietta, Fairview Terraces and Greenhills Dolby Atmos Theater.
“Seoul Mates” is a full-length feature of Nash Ang, a Filipino film maker based in Seoul, South Korea. He is currently pursuing Masters in Film Making (Major In Directing) at the Korea National University of Arts, and is a recipient of the 2011 Ani ng Dangal for Cinema Recognition from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
The story is about the plight of 30-year old Filipino transgender woman Alice and 25-year old Korean musician Joon who are both heartbroken. Alice discovers that her boyfriend Jason is now living with a Korean woman, while Joon receives news that the love of his life is already engaged to someone else. Alice and Joon meet unexpectedly and they decide to team-up to get their exe’s back.
“Seoul Mates” was shot on location in Seoul, Korea. Alice is played by Mimi Juareza who made waves in the film “Quick Change” where he won a Best Actor award in a separate indie film fest. He also received an Urian Best Actor nomination. Mimi is a transgender.
Also in the cast are Korean actors Jisoo Kim, Jiwon Cha and Ryung Oh. The production team is composed of filmakers from Korea such as cinematographer Chungil Lee.
Catch “Seoul Mates” at the 2014 Cinema One originals Film Festival.