Star Cinema, a company under ABS-CBN Films, is set to release its first digital project.
Titled Listen 2 Love, the project’s format is a podcast, or an episodic series of digital audio files that are heard on music streaming sites.
However, some of these podcasts have visual accompaniments that can be uploaded on YouTube or other video streaming sites.
Star Cinema calls Listen 2 Love a “lovecast” or a podcast anthology that falls under the love-story genre.
The first installment of Listen 2 Love is an adaptation of The Four Bad Boys and Me, a story written for Wattpad by pop fiction author Tina Lata.
The Wattpad title was later turned into a book published by Summit Books under its Pop Fiction section.
Star Cinema's podcast version of The Four Bad Boys and Me features former Pinoy Big Brother: Otso housemates Kaori Oinuma and Rhys Miguel, whose love team is called KaoRhys.
Star Magic Circle 2019 Jeremiah Lisbo and Pinoy Big Brother: Otso love team Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza are also part of the project.
Mark Rivera, Alora Sasam, Chie Filomeno, and Jenny Jamora complete the cast members of the lovecast.
Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7 big winner Maymay Entrata also plays a special participation as DJ Zari or the Master Lovecaster.
Listen 2 Love is the first digital project of Star Cinema while movie productions remain on hold because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Star Cinema’s sister company, Black Sheep, has ventured into producing the Boys Love series titled Hello, Stranger, its first digital project since the outbreak of the deadly virus.
Hello, Stranger is top-billed by JC Alcantara and Tony Labrusca, and is streamed on Black Sheep’s Youtube page and iWant, the streaming site of ABS-CBN.