Making videos for The Love Yourself has been very important in communicating our efforts for the advocacy. We aim to extend what we know through a media that can easily be understood. We involve a team of creatives to execute critical info into something that young folks (who are considered to be at high risk by health sectors) can take notice of.
The project was well anticipated as we feature the internet celebrity +Sebastian Castro . During the production, I got a chance to talk with him where he expressed his creative ventures as a painter, composer, and even his plans in the future as an artist. "Sebby" (as most of his pals call him) is indeed a sweet guy to hang-out with. I did ask him about his career plans as I have noticed that there were numerous media coverages about him from various TV networks, magazines, and more. He even shared that he will release an album within this year that includes Bubble, and this was confirmed by his talent manager +Dennis Sebastian .
I further asked if he has any showbiz plans, well he wanted to go into acting but aimed to improve his knowledge in speaking Filipino first, for the meantime he's taking roles where his script is written in English. I feel his eagerness to really collaborate with the industry and we do hope that he won't simply be typecast in roles that would limit his talents.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank a couple of my friends, advocates, and other entities who have shared this video online. As of the moment, we are reaching nearly 35,000 views since it was published last May 8, 2013 (Fly Love Yourself: How to Have Sex and Avoid HIV (featuring Sebastian Castro). Please take time to click play and feel free to share this link as well - http://youtu.be/-Xak0Q_IY5E
This May, the organization has numerous activities lined-up, we have the remaining Saturdays of May as TLY-oke at Fab Malate. This is for all folks who likes to sing in a videoke. Then on May 21 at 7pm, we are having our Silver Screenings at Robinsons Galleria and we're bringing two (2) independent films: Juana Change the Movie & Slumber Party The Movie. You can get both movies for only P500.00 and the proceeds will go to the various activities of the organization which includes, but not limited to, free HIV Counseling and Testing.
Slumber Party was shown earlier in limited independent film events and the chemistry shown in this film is so good to revisit and this time at a bigger venue! +Markki Stroem , is indeed one of the promising actors of his generation. Aside from his charming looks is his beautiful voice (Click this LINK to listen)
For anyone who wants to hear the song i composed about the golddigger experience :). I give u, iron curtain :) twitmusic.com/markkistroem/s…
— Markki Stroem (@Markkistroem) April 24, 2013
Aside that Juana Change is a indeed a comedy satire, it also features a gorgeous guy +John James Uy one of the male models of Bench Clothing.
Indeed May is a busy month for the Lovers, and we ask for your support. Enjoy the movies while sharing our vision for a healthier HIV/AIDS-free country!