Under the direction of Mae Cruz, Dado Lumibao, John-D Lazatin, and Frasco Mortiz, “24/7 In Love” features seven episodes that shares different love stories topbilled by the love teams of Piolo Pascual, Zaijan Jaranilla, and Xyriel Manabat; Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo; Sam Milby and Pokwang; Diether Ocampo and Maja Salvador; Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo; Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson; and Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz.
According to Direk Mae, who handled the episodes of Bea-Zanjoe, Kimerald, and Kathniel love teams, the movie was so grand that it almost seemed like a Star Magic Ball event.
“It’s definitely an event in Philippine cinema to have all these actors together,” said Mae. “Para siyang isang malaking reunion! Imagine, the biggest stars of Star Magic and ABS-CBN sa mapapanood sa iisang pelikula lang. Talagang sulit na sulit ang bayad ng tao kasi ang daming stars plus maraming kuwento ng pag-ibig ang nandito.”
Direk Dado, meanwhile, shared his excitement over the unique concept of their film. “Naiiba siya in a way na its episodic but each episode is tackling love, pero iba-iba nga lang aspeto ng pagmamahal,” said the director of the Piolo-Zaijan-Xyriel episode. “Sa episode namin ‘yung love na wagas ang focus. It may be very young, it may be the people na hindi pa mature mag-isip, pero pagdating sa pag-ibig ay kaya nilang gumawa ng desisyon.”
Just like his fellow filmmakers, Direk John-D felt the extra-ordinary ‘star power’ of “24/7 In Love.” That was why when he was offered to direct the Maja-Diether and John Lloyd-Angelica episodes, he instantly said ‘yes!’
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime movie event na handog ng Star Magic at Star Cinema para sa mga lahat ng fans,” said Direk John-D. “Sobrang laki ng movie sa dami pa lang ng artista..This kind of movie only happens once. So we’re all positive and we’re all in this together for the film.”
On the other hand, Direk Frasco could not believe at first when he was asked to be part of the film, since he just had his first movie “The Reunion” shown this year.
“Natuwa ako kasi another opportunity ito na gumawa ng bagong bagay na hindi ko pa nagagawa sa television,” said Direk Frasco, who was in charge of the Pokwang-Sam episode. “Sa buong movie, may mga moments na magre-reflect ka rin kasi feeling ko bawat isang kuwento dun sa may mga taong makaka-relate. For me it’s a story about life. Kasi at the end of the day, kung magugunaw man ang mundo, hahanapin mo ‘yung taong mahal mo.”
Also part of “24/7 In Love” are other Star Magic artists including John Lapus, Maricar Reyes, Jayson Gainza, Matt Evans, Nina Dolino, Joseph Marco, Jason Francisco, Helga Krapf, Andrei Felix, Seppi Borromeo, and Ian Rusell.
Don’t miss the star-studded celebrity movie of the year, “24/7 in Love,” which will be shown on cinemas nationwide on November 21 (Wednesday).