ABS-CBN actor Enchong Dee is being paired with GMA-7 actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith in a Netflix original film.
Titled Alter Me, the movie is set to premiere on Netflix Asia on November 15, 2020.
The story is about “an HR manager who seeks the mentorship of a coveted escort to better connect with other people and her own emotions. However, he soon opens her heart to unexpected feelings.”
The movie, co-produced by VIVA Films and Ten17P, is directed by RC Delos Reyes and written by Danno Christoper Mariquit.
RC says of the movie’s concept, “Nowadays, in the advent of technology and social media, we put on different masks and we create our own worlds, hoping that in that world, we would be able to find the love and fulfillment we have always been seeking. Not realizing that the true change or ‘altering’ we have to do is always dependent on who we are and how honest we are to ourselves.”
RC, whose first film as a solo film director was Toni and Alex Gonzaga’s Mary, Marry Me in 2018, is glad that Alter Me has found a new platform now that cinemas are closed because of the pandemic.
RC is also the director of the Netflix original film Love The Way U Lie, starring Alex Gonzaga and Xian Lim.
RC says in the same press release, “Now that cinemas are closed, it is a struggle for filmmakers like me to find a platform on where to tell our stories.
“So when my producers told me that my third film, Alter Me, is now a Netflix Film that will be streaming across Asia, I was jumping out of joy. For that only goes to show that there is no way for us to stop telling our stories.”
This is the first time Jasmine and Enchong have worked together in a movie.
Alter Me started production in 2019.