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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.

Nov 26, 2022



NADINE LUSTRE has really left her former BF and ka-love team behind, James Reid, who’s been missing in action for sometime now. 

In the case of Nadine, she has won best actress awards for “Never Not Love You”, rested for a while, then returned to acting via streaming in the Vivamax drama, “Greed”. 

And now, she will next be seen on the big screen no less, in Viva’s Metro-Manila Filmfest entry, “Deleter”. 

“I am so proud of this project, so different from anything I’ve done before as it’s my first horror film,” she says. 

“Most of my movies before were rom-com or drama and I’ve been vocal in saying I really want to try doing other film genres. 

"At heto nga, the right horror project came in ‘Deleter’ and sobrang swerte nga namin kasi we qualified as an official entry in the Metro-Manila Filmfest.” 

We all know horror flicks do very well in the filmfest so Nadine’s “Deleter” has a good chance of becoming a blockbuster. 

It’s described as a techno-horror flick with Nadine playing the lead role of Lyra. She works as a deleter for a shadowy online content control office. 

A deleter’s job is to filter graphic uploads so that questionable content will not get to be seen on social media platforms. 

As a deleter, Nadine as Lyra is perceived by her officemates as a cold and detached person who is not cowed by the disturbing images she sees on screen on a daily basis. 

What they don’t know is that she hides a traumatic past and her silent, seemingly apathetic attitude is her defense mechanism against a hostile world.  

Then something happens that jars her peaceful life. Her friend, played by Louise de los Reyes, disappears and she starts seeing apparitions on her screen. 

Also in the movie are McCoy de Leon as Nadine’s supportive colleague and Jeffrey Hidalgo as their boss who’s also hiding a deep dark secret. 

“Deleter” is directed by Mikhail Red who has come up with hit horror flicks before like “Eerie” and “Block Z”. 

Nadine says she worked very well Direk Mikhail as they’re both young and on the same wave length.   

“He’s sobrang okay, kaya lang nakakapagod pala mag-shoot ng horror movie,” she says. 

“Sa mga scary scenes, nakaka-tense talaga and we hope the audience will really feel the tension and get scared while watching ‘Deleter’. 

"Pero kahit tiring, very fulfilling naman. We guarantee to give fans of horror films a really good scare.


"When we were shooting it, we didnt’t know ipapasok pala ito ng Viva sa filmfest so we were very happy when we were informed that we made it as an official entry. 

"Sa ngayon, I’m really looking forward to join the parade of stars which will be held in Quezon City and we promise na pagagandahin namin nang husto ang aming float for the fans to admire it.”  

Would she still be willing to work with James Reid in the future?  

“Why not? If it’s a really good project, fine with me as I’m a very collaborative person. 

"We parted naman as friends at hindi naman kami magkaaway. Our fans nga continue to ask me kung kailan kami uli magtatambal and it’s 2023 na soon, so maybe we can start a new chapter.”