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‘Between Maybes’ director not worried about film’s box-office performance

/ 03:26 PM May 21, 2019

Award-winning director Jason Paul Laxamana is not concerned about the gross earnings of his latest film, “Between Maybes,” starring Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson.

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Gerald Anderson (left) and Julia Barretto  (Image: Instagram/@jplaxamana)

Laxamana said he is more concerned with creating a high-quality film rather than how the film would fare in the box office.

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“I dunno. I [don’t] care. Goal ko gumawa ng maganda. May sweldo naman ako,” replied the director to a comment on his Instagram post that asked about how much the film had made on its first day in cinemas.

(…My goal is to make something beautfiul. I have a salary, anyway.)

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In line with the release of the movie, Laxamana requested his followers on Instagram to keep an eye on themselves if they spend most of their time alone since the film tackles the reality of living on your own.

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Favor? Kung mag-isa ka lang madalas sa buhay o sa bahay, hanap ka ng paraan na may magtsetsek sa’yo regularly. Pwedeng thru a friend o relative. Kahit di na dalaw, sige. Kahit warning lang na, sakaling di ka na nagpo-post o chat sa Facebook for more than 3 days, i-tsek ka. Kasi di mo alam kung ano’ng pwedeng mangyari sa’yo. At kung depressive ka, di mo alam kung kailan ka magsa-snap at baka may gawin kang masama sa sarili mo. Isa ito sa mga ideas na in-explore ko sa pelikula naming #BetweenMaybes. Mag-isa rin kasi ako madalas. Kaya ayun, baka makatulong ang suggestion ko sa inyong mga namumuhay mag-isa.

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The film tells the story of Hazel Ilagan (portrayed by Barretto), a famous actress, and Louie Puyat (played by Anderson), a son of overseas Filipino workers, and their encounter in Saga, Japan.  /ra

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