“Jayden’s Choir” is Christian Bautista’s first title role in a full length movie ever. Since it’s going to be shown in other countries as well, it can also be considered as the heartthrob’s first international film.
Titled in Indonesia as “Simfoni Luar Biasa”, the film is produced by Nation Pictures, and reportedly has a budget of US $.5M (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 portrays the role of a Filipino singer-actor named Jayden Ruiz in the film. The 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 his mother who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. There he takes on a job as a music teacher for special children.
Christian is supported by other well known Indonesian actors like Iwa Ribowo and a group of young actors with great singing voices.
“Jayden’s Choir” will premiere on March 17, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia and eventually in other Asian countries like the Philippines.