Joross makes directorial debut with movie about a man allergic to erections

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Posted at Feb 06 2019 07:19 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kapag nagagalit kayo kay Tanggol isipin niyo nalang si Paeng 😂

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MANILA -- "I got a different kind of fulfillment from writing and directing, compared to acting. It's like I told my own story, I didn't just play in it," says Joross Gamboa, as he reflected on the experience of directing his first-ever movie, "Allergy in Love." 

For the sexy rom-com, Gamboa collaborated with producer Neil Arce and actors Ketchup Eusebio and Pocholo Barretto -- and the actor acknowledges that it is a more difficult process. 

"All I can say is that directing is harder than acting," he said. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Noong 2017 nakatambay sa bahay sina @neil_arce at @boy2quizon_ pati si @pocholobarretto naguusap kwentuhan at usapan, tapos naisipan namin gumawa ng Pelikula na tungkol sa Allergy. Anong Allergy? Love? Sex? Hindi... Allergic sa Sexual Arousal! Meron bang ganun? So nagresearch kami meron nga! Pero walang tawag pa dito. Sabi namin kawawa naman. Tapos noon pinasulat nila eto sakin at pina Direk. FastForward 2018 Dinirek ko ang #AllergyInLove na pinagbibidahan nina @pocholobarretto @chiefilomeno @opisyali.ketchup @iamkatgalang @akosipio Eto ay istorya ng isang lalake na Gwapo, self Love Guru, celebrity writter na lapitin ng mga babae. Ngayon ano gagawin mo para maiwasan ang mga temptation? Ano din ang gagawin mo kapag nainlove ka ng may ganitong situation? na once maramdaman mo ang “fleshly desire” pwede kang magka Allergy or worst Mamatay? Sana po panoorin ninyo sa #iwanttvoriginals January 25 napo!@iwantofficial @n2_productions

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"Allergy in Love" is about a man who suffers from an extreme allergic reaction whenever he gets an erection. This leads to him to become an advocate of self-love and a best-selling author. 

Things get complicated, however, when he falls for a fan who is obsessed with him as he knows that getting aroused may kill him. 

The movie is currently the most-watched original on iWant, where it was first released last January 25. 

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In an Instagram post last month, Gamboa revealed that the idea just popped into their head when he got together with Arce and his friends back in 2017 and started conceptualizing a movie. 

He recalled looking up online people who are allergic to being aroused. He was handed the task of writing a script for it and after a year, they were able to finish it for iWant.