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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 1, 2019

Janella Salvador Leads Cast Of 'Touch Screen', A New Anthology Series From Indigital Productions With Projects Helmed By Different Talented Directors

Kisses Delavin, Mica Javier (girlfriend of Jay-R), Janella Salvador, Maymay Entrata
JANELLA SALVADOR attends the presscon of ABS-CBN’s Indigital Productions for their new original 3-part anthology series, “Touch Screen”, which delves into the connection between technology and human relationships. It will start streaming on IWant TV starting March 6. Janella stars in the first story, “Wittyrella”, as a teen fan girl who uses Twitter to get her celebrity crush to notice her but only gets into conflict with a famous 3-word tweet account whose author turns out to be someone close to her.

Although Janella is hesitant to talk about her ex-BF Elmo Magalona, saying she has moved on, some writers pressured her to answer if Elmo has finally apologized for allegedly physically abusing her when they were still on. “Tapos na yun,” she says. “You can’t force someone to apologize and it’s not worth stressing about it. You can just do the forgiving on your own and then you move on. The important thing is that you learned a lesson from the experience and the next time it happens, I know na how to handle it. I’m just happy to be working again and I’m happy with my role in ‘Wittyrella’ as a lot of young people who are into social media can certainly relate to it.”

Young directors  JP Habac, Gino Santos, Topel Lee and Lem Lorca
The second story in “Touch Screen” is “Vixee vs. Inday”, with Pokwang playing the role of a househelp working with a family for a long time. She finds herself ignored when the dad brings home a gadget called Vixee.

The third story, “It’s A Match”, stars Joseph Marco as an app developer who encounters his own boss (Denise Laurel) in a dating app and makes a bet with his friends that he can make her fall for him.

“Touch Screen” is the 4th Indigital offering after “The End” (an anthology of short films), “Alamat ng Ano” (a collection of feel good comedy stories) and “Hush” (tastefully done daring erotic dramas shown only from 11 PM to 6 AM when kids are already asleep.)

At the Indigital presscon, four young directors took centerstage in the Q&A: Topel Lee, Lem Lorca, Gino Santos, and JP Habac. All of them have directed full length films but they now do various stories for the digital shows of iWant. Topel directs two episodes for “Empire”, “Alamat ng Palakpak” and “Alamat ng Waka Waka” with Melay Cantiveros.

Lem directs “Rocking Chair” with the members of Boyband PH and “Nura at Velma” with Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin. Gino directs for “Hush” a lesbian love affair, “Here She Comes”, starring Mara Lopez and Mica Javier from Girltrends. JP directs “Third Wheel” for “The End” with Luis Hontiveros and Mark Neumann.

IWant will also be showing very new films like Metro Filmfest entries “Rainbow Sunset”, “Mary, Marry Me” and “Girl in the Orange Dress”, plus “First Love” with Aga Muhlach and “Exes Baggage” with Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino. Watch them all on the new iWant app on IOS and Android or iwant.ph.  IWant now gets 3 million views a day and a total of 70 million every month. Yes, more and more people are learning to watch via live streaming on iWant.