Christian portrays the role of a struggling Filipino singer-actor named Jayden Ruiz in the film produced by Nation Pictures. The film’s Indonesian title is “Simfoni Luar Biasa.”
Christian’s character is a struggling singer whose quest for fame is not quite successful in the Philippines. With his Aunt Penelope’s help, he decides to fly to be with his mother who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. There he takes on a job as a music teacher for special children.
The movie Jayden’s Choir reportedly has a budget of half-a-million US dollars (equivalent to Php 225 million). It is directed by Awi Suryadi who has helmed 9 films in the past, including the hit Indonesian movie of 2010 titled I Know What You Did On Facebook.
Christian is supported by other well known Indonesian actors including Iwa Ribowo and a group of young actors with great singing vioces. Other Filipinos included in the cast are 90’s pop singer Maribeth who plays the role of Jayden’s aunt Penelope and stage-actor Carlo Orosa who plays the role of Jayden’s manager. Carlo is Christian’s manager in real life.
Jayden’s Choir is set to premiere on March 17, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The filmmakers hope to show the film in the Asian region including the Philippines.