The actor, who was also the producer of the said indie film, was upset. And to express his disapointment, he tweeted on his social media, especially with the Film development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)
As of press time, his movie with Maja is showing only in 11 cinemas.
Paulo, who is also one of the film’s producers, called out one particular movie house that pulled out the movie.
He wrote, “Ayala malls is well known to support the arts in any kind of platform. I used to watch alot of indie fi lms at GB cinemas. Anong nangyari?”
In another tweet, he shared his sentiments with FDCP chairman Liza Dino.
The ABS-CBN actor wrote, “Mas malala pa pala yung nangyari sa mga pelikula at mga tao sa likod nito na nagbigay parangal sa BANSA natin. Anong nangyari? @lizadino
“FDCP Film Development Council of the Philippines) FILM DEVELOPMENT? Paano? Anong nangyari?
Netizens who are supportive of the film are now using the hashtag #SaveIDILY Liza responded to Paulo’s tweets a few hours later.
She asked the actor: “Question:what marketing activities did you undertake to promote your film? Trying to assess here kung may gap somewhere.”
The FDCP chairperson pointed out that the agency is already making a move regarding the “First day last day” showing that mostly happens to independent films.
Liza also told Paulo, “Fdcp is working with stakeholders para masolusyunan ang mga issues like first day last day. We are w you,our mandate is still limited but “@mepauloavelino we are working relentlessly to find solutions.
Mahirap pag walang batas. Gayunpaman, ginagawan namin ng paraan.”
Lead actress Maja also shared the same sentiments as Paulo regarding the pullout of I’m Drunk, I Love You in cinemas.
The actress first tweeted a screenshot of her screaming face from a teaser of her ABS-CBN primetime series Wildflower.
She then pointed out that their film is being pulled out on its first week while Hollywood films enjoy many weeks of screening.
The actress even quoted lines and events from other local films such as One More Chance (2007) and My Ex and Whys (2017).
Maja wrote, “Kung si popoy at basha may second chance. Bakit di niyo kami kayang bigyan ng second week sa sinehan? #SaveIDILY
“Pangit ba pelikula namin? Kapalit palit ba kami ng foreign films? Hindi naman diba? Then whyyyy?!?!?!!? #SaveIDILY
“PH cinema! mahalin niyo naman yung pelikula naming #ImDrunkILoveYou
“Hindi na nga ako kayang mahalin ni Dio pati ba naman kayo! #SaveIDILY” “#ImDrunkILoveYou on its Second Laban Week!!! #SaveIDILY”
I’m Drunk I Love You started showing in cinemas last Wednesday, February 15.
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SPEAKING of Maja, is there any truth to the rumor that she’s being courted by her co-star in Wildflower?
Joseph Marco talked about the issue between him and Maja.
Joseph admits that he likes Maja…
“Every time na may eksena kami, alam mo yung effortlessly sa akin na mapawow…
“I mean, ang laking tulong niya sa character ko. “I’m really glad na siya yung nakuha for this role.”
However, the actor also confessed that he is still unsure if he’s ready to go into a relationship right now “She’s so pretty.
“Ano lang talaga, hindi ko pa naman close si Maja. Hindi ko pa naman nakakausap.
“Hindi ko rin alam kung may pumuporma sa kanya.”
“Si Maja, very hardworking, professional. Okey sa akin ang mga ganyan.
“It’s just that si Maja, may mga nakarelasyon na taga-showbiz.
“Siyempre, yung tao, natatakot din o natu-trauma rin.
“You’ll never know na baka hindi okey sa kanya yung ganito. Yung prefer niya, baka hindi na showbiz, non-showbiz na.
“We’ll see what’s gonna happen.”
Joseph also said that he was suppose to court Alex Gonzaga, however the relationship did not consummate.
“Ang sa akin lang, sana kung sino yung next girlfriend ko, sana siya na talaga.
“Kasi I don’t wanna waste time anymore. Tumatanda na tayo.
“It’s really important na makahanap ka ng best friend mo in life na makakasama mo tumanda.”
Is he the type of guy who would have a child first before marrying?
“Ayaw ko ng ganun. Kasi nakikita ko kung ano yung nangyayari sa ganun.
“I wanna do the right thing.
“May mga times na naging maloko ako. Pero at this point, gusto ko namang matino ako.