Netflix announced plans to initiate efforts to release more Filipino films and Southeast Asian content in general. In a letter addressed to its viewers, Pinoy Films stated that it will continue its partnership with ABS-CBN to create and offer Filipino content around the world. “Your conversations on our social media pages light up the internet, spark global trends and serve as a reminder that great stories are universal, they can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere,” the letter read.
The producer has been working on growing its Filipino content with other film studios besides ABS-CBN, such as TBA Studios, Regal Film, The Idea First Company, Globe Studios, Mavx Productions, among others. “ABS-CBN’s partnership with Netflix gives our content a platform that reaches new audiences and hopefully paves the way to grow international appreciation of Filipino content,” said Macie F. Imperial, Vice President of Integrated Program Acquisitions and International Distribution at ABS-CBN. “We look forward to providing them with more of our well-loved titles as well as future collaborations in the creation of new ones.”
Some of the new content it has produced through these partnerships include “The Hows of Us,” “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” and “Alone/Together,” which will soon debut on Netflix worldwide. The company also announced the release of the Filipino animated feature on Netflix, “Hayop Ka!: The Nimfa Dimaano Story and other Netflix films such as “Alter Me” and “Finding Agnes.”
Some of the Korean titles the company has released include animation, horror, romance, and local Pinoy films, such as “Maria,” Mikhail's coming of age thrillers “Birdshot” and “Dead Kids,” the heartfelt chemistry between Alessandra and Paolo in “Through Night and Day,” and “The Girl Allergic To Wifi.”
“ABS-CBN’s partnership with Netflix gives our content a platform that reaches new audiences and hopefully paves the way to grow international appreciation of Filipino content. We look forward to providing them with more of our well-loved titles as well as future collaborations in the creation of new ones.”