Philippine National Artist for Film Eddie Romero has tapped Maui Taylor and Nathan Lopez to star in a digital film that shows the sexual awakening of a high school student with his teacher. Teach Me To Love explores a forbidden teacher-student relationship as well as different kinds of relationships.
Maui was recently seen in Maryo J. de los Reyes's movie titled Torotot, which competed in the 35th Brussels International Independent Film Festival.
Nathan is identified as the gay boy in the indie hit Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (2005). He breaks away from this stereotype by being cast as a high school senior who develops a relationship with his Physics teacher played by Maui. The steamy love scenes with Maui in the movie made him nervous and awkward at first but with a teacher like Maui, it didn't take long before Nathan learned to take control.
Teach Me To Love will also star Tonton Gutierrez and Ricky Davao. Kristel Moreno will be introduced in the film while Emilio Garcia will play a cameo role. Acoustic singer Nyoy Volante will make a movie appearance for the first time, aside from singing an original composition for the film.
The 83-year old director's first digital film was Faces
of Love released in 2007.
Teach Me To Love will be screened at Robinsons' Galleria and Ermita starting September 24, 2008.