- Hello, Love, Goodbye has international vibes
- This film, directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, was also given an international treatment with location shoots in Hong Kong and Thailand
Hello, Love, Goodbye starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards under Star Cinemas is set to premiere on July 31, 2019. The production team even flew to Hong Kong and Thailand for shoots. Hello, Love, Goodbye definitely has an international vibe because of this.
Director Cathy Garcia Molina is happy that the movie was finished more than a month before its deadline.
In an exclusive interview from PEP last June 19, 2019, the director gladly shared that most of their filming was done in Hong Kong.
“Matagal na. First time! First time sa buong buhay ko ng paggawa ng pelikula na natapos ako more than a month before the showing, almost two months before the showing. It will give way to proper post-production time,” she said.
In Thailand, the production crew was even aided by a Thai sound recordist and boom operator.
“Knowing that this group is good, so kilala sila na pinupuntahan ng kahit ibang nationality so [we tried to work with them]. Una, afford natin, pangalawa, mas malapit, pangatlo, they are really good at what they do.”
The production team even learned new techniques that will improve the Philippine Film Industry.
“So, we are here to learn and hopefully to improve and share it to the rest of the Philippine movie making [industry]. Sana maka-level talaga tayo doon.”
Lead stars Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo even learned a lot from OFWs in order to fulfill their roles in the said movie.
“Yung role niya (Kathryn) is a different OFW. Ako I’m a different OFW. So may hierarchy pa pala ‘yon, may difference pa pala ‘yon. ‘Yung benefits coming from my job and ‘yung nakukuha niya from her job,” Alden shared.
The actor even shared that the movie focused on millennial OFWs.
“It’s a take on the millennial OFWs. How they are in Hong Kong. We’re highlighting Hong Kong OFWs kung paano sila in everyday life.”
Kathryn is not new to this kind of character, having starred in the movie Barcelona: A Love Untold as an OFW. However, she shared that she still learned a lot from this movie.
“Nag-interview sila ng mga OFW talaga para makuha ‘yung experiences nila. Nakatulong na isang buwan kami do’n so na-observe namin kung paano. Lahat ng mga ginagawa nila, ‘yon talaga ‘yung mga pinuntahan namin. Like sa Central, meron sila do’ng parang sama-sama every Sunday. Kung paano ‘yung routine nila, kung paano sila sa mga alaga nila. Sana maka-relate sila ‘pag napanood nila na parang ‘Oh my God, ganyan ako,”
Kathryn hopes that the OFW viewers will relate to the movie.
Hello, Love, Goodbye is already making noise on social media with its teaser and poster that was enough to get fans excited.
Super ganda at cgurado maraming manonood isa na ako dun. I’m sure block buster yan sa mga kababayan nating OFW lalong lalo na sa Hongkong
— Jesusa Dilan (@JesusaDilan) June 16, 2019
— MATSU! MOTO! JUN! (@missfalafox1) June 16, 2019
Hello, Love, Goodbye will also star Maymay Entrata, Joross Gamboa, Kakai Bautista, and Lovely Abella. It will hit theaters nationwide on July 31.