Dive into a sea of drama and passion, as Viva Films and Center Stage Productions present a film by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, Sisid, starring Kylie Verzosa, Christine Bermas, Paolo Gumabao, and Vince Rillon.
The film, which does not just bare flesh, but also emotions and drama, follows Marine Biologist Jason (Paolo Gumabao) and his wife Abby (Kylie Verzosa) who go to Pola, Mindoro where first is tasked to lead the rehabilitation and preservation of a fish sanctuary. There, he meets his diving assistant Dennis (Vince Rillon) and the two hit it off instantly.
As they work together, Jason learns bits and pieces about Dennis and his family; and Dennis is moved by Jason’s passion for his work. They also find themselves in contradicting problems when Dennis got his girlfriend Tanya (Christine Bermas) pregnant, while Jason and Abby have been struggling to have a baby for years, but to no avail because of Abby’s illness.
As days go by, Jason and Dennis develop romantic feelings for each other, eventually giving in to their sexual desires. But their affair takes an unprecedented turn when Abby finds out about Jason and Dennis’ affair and catches them in the act. Abby’s shock from her discovery made her illness worse, resulting in her hospitalization.
Jason now has to choose between Abby and Dennis, and someone will be left brokenhearted.
“One thing I like about this collaboration with Viva, they entrusted me with the story and the concept. After we agreed on the terms, they gave me all the freedom to make it a good film. I always take that as a challenge if you were given that freedom. I don’t take it sitting down,” Mendoza said of his tie-up with Viva.
“That freedom, I’ll make sure, it’s all worth it. That’s what artists are after. Ayaw ng mga artists ng nasasakal. Binibigay ‘to ng isang malaking company like Viva. Dapat pangalagaan mo ito. You should be responsible with that,” the award-winning director went on.
Sisid had its world premiere via an exclusive digital event on Jan. 18 and started streaming on Vivamax Plus, the newest pay-per-view service of Viva, on Jan. 19.
Regular streaming will start on March 18 on Vivamax Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Vietnam, Brunei, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and USA.