On June 9, Kitty K7 filmmakers director Joy Aquino and producer Dan Villegas revealed how cam girl Salome Salvi inspired the movie.
During the media conference for Kitty K7, Project 8 Projects producer Dan Villegas recalled how Salvi was pushing for people to consider cam girls as professionals and should be respected.
“There’s this popular cam girl sa Twittter. Si Salome Salvi, she’s very popular. I think nagsimula siya sa mga Alt, and then eventually naging todong cam-girl na siya. Tapos we interviewed her about her story ganyan-ganyan. Tapos ‘yun na nga nagusap kami ni Direk Joy and si Pam ‘yung writer, Pam Ramirez, tapos we really liked it about parang cam girling is a job. Na it should be respected.”
He also cited the message they want to push in protecting sex workers in the country.
“Parang how like prostitution works in Amsterdam, it’s legal there eh. So dahil legal siya, nagkakaroon ng rights ‘yung babae or ‘yung lalaki na kumbaga niu-unionize nila, they pay taxes, protektado sila ng government, they get tested, na parang ‘yun rin ‘yung ipinaglalaban ni Salome noong nag-uusap kami, na parang, ‘dapat itrato ito na trabaho.’
“This is work. Isa ‘yun sa mga statements an nandoon sa pelikula. Na hindi porket naghuhubad ako, bastos ako. May fine line between that, the same na there is a fine line between erotica and pornography.”
Director Aquino detailed how they prepared for the movie while ensuring they remained sensitive with the materials they presented in Kitty K7.
“Even for us who we’re preparing for the film, when we took on the project kasi, for everyone, it’s not an /easy project to take kasi–there’s a lot of things you need to consider. You have to be sensitive to this kind of material. Kasi, there is a line that you always, always, na kumbaga nasa ano siya– it has to be there all the time.
“It starts with the preparation, and you also apply it with the /way you work. Like even on set, we make sure that the actors are /treated well, na this is work, nag-aapply din siya, in a way din, with what we do.”
Aquino also recounted their meeting with Salvi and shared her impression of her.
“I met Salome a few times, and she’s really/ a fascinating, actually mabait siya, and very charismatic also. I’m excited for people to see the film kasi– it’s a different perspective on sexuality /in general.”
As for Project 8 Projects, Villegas described their working environment under the film production company, especially with Director Antoinette Jadaone.
“Pag Project 8 na projects, there are actually three producers, in Project8. The line producer, is (Reigh) Anne De Guzman, and the two producers ay ako and si Tonette [Jadaone].
“Usually ‘yung hatian namin. I usually take care of the financing and the production. And Tonette watches the post, and she approves the materials for the promo, ganyan-ganyan. Team work talaga siya ng Project8 for us.”
He also shared how he gave director Aquino creative freedom in executing the scenes for Kitty K7.
“In terms naman po of my relationship with Direk Joy, I let Direk Joy do her thing. I mean, after seeing her sa workshop parang, ‘ah okay she knows what she’s doing.’ So upo na lang ako dito and hintayin ko na lang kung paano. And seeing the footage, and as we saw in the trailer, she did a great job.”
Kitty K7 stars Viva artists Rose Van Ginkel and Marco Gallo with Jean Kiley and premieres on the Vivamax streaming platform on July 8, 2022.