UPSTREAM Partners With GMovies to Usher in a New Cinema Experience for Filipinos
A bucket of popcorn is a movie house staple. Honestly, we do miss munching on some buttered popcorn as well as visiting malls and movie houses. We may say there’s no other experience quite like watching entertainment on the big screen. More than the sights and sounds, the utter darkness and the feel of the stadium-style seating make the experience doubly exciting and memorable. And even when the light comes up, the excitement we felt still lingers with us, and can’t wait to come back to the cinema for more movie experience.
UPSTREAM partners with GMovies
With most cinemas still off-limits to moviegoers, though, many individuals look for creative ways to recreate this movie experience in the comfort of their homes. And one way to do so is with UPSTREAM, a Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) platform created by Filipinos, for Filipinos.
UPSTREAM partnered with GMovies, the country’s leading digital booking platform on the ground and online cinematic experiences. The partnership aims to introduce a new and affordable viewing experience to Filipinos anywhere they are in the world.
Through UPSTREAM, we get easy access and affordable ticket prices to watch Filipino-made films alongside international films. Mainstream titles are likewise available as UPSTREAM also aims to give local producers a space to make their content reach a broader audience. And with the easy access and affordable ticket prices, more viewers have the chance to discover a whole new world of films with their families right at home.
UPSTREAM and GMovies formally launch today, November 14, with an irresistible offer – 14 films for 14 days for only P1 each! Yes, for the price of one ticket, movies can be streamed together by the entire household.
UPSTREAM Movie Line-up
The 14 on 14 line-up include a string of classics from Regal, an entertainment firm known to produce an eclectic mix of films ranging from trendy, campy, serious, and art house:
● Shake, Rattle and Roll 3
● Ang Babaeng Putik
● The Debutantes
● Woke Up Like This
● Bala at Lipstick
● Starzan: Shouting Star of the Jungle
● Daddy’s Little Darlings
● Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
● Inday Bote at ang Mahiwagang Bibe
● Sinungaling Mong Puso
● Bihagin: Bilibid Boys
We love that by streaming these films, UPSTREAM helps us relive pre-internet days where movies aren’t highly targeted and calculated, and producers used a comprehensive net approach in creating films that catered to every kind of Filipino there was. While these 14 films may not be the best that the cinema of our past can offer, their varied themes and stories can collectively show us the endless possibilities of where the Philippine cinema can go. Perhaps, with UPSTREAM, audiences can rediscover a whole new world of unique and varied Filipino films.
UPSTREAM, GMovies extend help
In line with championing the Filipino spirit, UPSTREAM and GMovies extend help to Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses victims through this launch by donating to Ayala Foundation’s Project Pananagutan. Are you interested in contributing as well? Visit ayalafoundation.org/donate, or you may course through GCash and the Globe Rewards App.
Moreover, UPSTREAM, in partnership with GMovies will be the exclusive streaming venue for QCinema from November 27 to December 6 and the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 starting on December 25. From December 7 to 24, viewers can also take a trip down memory lane as UPSTREAM shows MMFF classics and favorites leading up to this year’s festival grand premiere.
#PlayItRight anti-piracy campaign
Through UPSTREAM and GMovies, Globe enables Filipinos to recreate how they enjoy movies from home. As a telco company that bridges content creators and content consumers, Globe supports the battle against piracy to protect the entertainment industry. Through Globe’s #PlayItRight anti-piracy campaign, Filipinos are made aware of their responsibility to consume legal online content in respect and support of filmmakers and entertainment content creators’ works. In conjunction with the #PlayItRight campaign, The Upstream platform is poised to deliver a better viewing experience for customers while protecting the content creators’ digital rights. Since the content is distributed online, the Upstream platform features technology developed in partnership with global, industry-leading media delivery providers.
Go to UPSTREAM.ph for the latest content, and visit the GMovies.ph or download the GMovies app to book a ticket now.
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