Matinee idol Sam Milby will be trading his good-boy imagefor a much darker persona when he stars in his first indie film titled Culde Sac (Dead-end). He will be joined by Chin-Chin Gutierrez and JodiSta. Maria in this suspense-thriller about people working in the call centerindustry.
Written and directed by Juan Miguel Sevilla, Cul de Sac willhave its premiere on November 15 and the regular run will take place in all SMcinemas starting November 19.
"My character is a bad boy talaga," says Sam with hischaracteristic American accent during his Rockoustic press conferenceheld at ABS-CBN last October 7. "He did some things in his past and he wants toredeem himself."
WhenSam's character becomes a witness to a murder, he is thrown into an obsessiveurge to solve it. His life becomes even more complicated when a menacing tallman stalks his every move and he encounters a mysterious lounge singer (playedby Chin-Chin) who might be able to provide answers to his questions.
Ashe gets closer and closer to the truth, however, he finds himself right backwhere he started: the past he so desperately wants to escape.
Viewersare given fair warning: "what you see is not always what you get."
Now that the film is finished, Sam has time to rehearse for his upcoming majorsolo concert slated for October 25 at the Aliw Theater. Titled Sam Milby:The Rockoustic Heartthrob, his guests include Journey vocalist ArnelPineda, Yeng Constantino, Anne Curtis, Pokwang, and other surprise guests.
Sam will be leaving the country on October 28 for a six-city European tour ofthe concert Heartthrobs. He will be performing abroad with Piolo Pascualand Pokwang in countries such as Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Italy. Hewill be back in the country by November 11 in time for the November 15 premiereof his first indie film. Cul de Sac is also slated to have premieres in Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao.