In the press conference for the upcoming movie Tililing, Director Darryl Yap clarified the rumors that Viva replaced their movie poster. He said Viva released a different ad for the movie’s theater release.
Yap mentioned that Viva didn’t replace the poster for the movie. He also added that no guidelines were stating that their film should only have one banner.
“Sa tingin ko po wala namang pinalitan na movie poster. Wala namang pamantayan na dapat isa lang ang movie poster,” said Yap.
Yap then continued that Viva allowed him to market his film and that the poster that received backlash was his design.
“‘Yung pong pinost na anim na muka na nakadila–‘yun po ay design ko. Ang nilabas naman po ng Viva ayun po ay design nila. Viva allows me to market my own film,” said Yap.
Finally, he pointed out that since their movie will have a theater release, it’s reasonable that Viva should have a poster for the cinema houses.
“Yun pong unang poster na lumabas ay disenyo ko po at hindi ng Viva Films. At dahil po ipapalabas ang Tililing sa mga sinehan, dahil nirequest ng mga theaters marapat lang na Viva po ang mag-labas ng poster para naman sa movie theaters,” said Yap.
Earlier, Yap’s poster design for the film received backlash from Liza Soberano and the Commission on Human Rights. Yap defended his poster through a Facebook post, noting that they meant to spread awareness for mental health.
The movie directed by Yap stars Baron Geisler, Gina Pareño, Chad Kinis, Donnalyn Bartolome, Candy Pangilinan, Yumi Lacsamana, Cai Cortez, Rez Cortez, and Liz Gonzaga. It will be available via Viva Max and Cinemas this March 5, 2021.