MANILA -- She's an aspiring writer who wants to make a movie about love, despite not having experienced it herself. He's read it all, a seasoned scriptwriter, who explains the three acts of a love story as if it's something as banal as reading a grocery list.
The two are forced to put together the next big blockbuster, and a potentially heartbreaking tale is born --and no, we're not just talking about the one they've written.
That's the overall gist of "Write About Love," which, judging from its trailer released Tuesday, looks like a charming gem from TBA Studios that's going to be part of the Metro Manila Film Festival.
The movie marks the directorial debut of Crisanto Aquino, who has worked in films by Chito Roño, Olivia Lamasan, Cathy Garcia-Molina, and Jerrold Tarog.
It's also the first time Miles Ocampo will be headlining a movie as the lead actress, alongside Rocco Nacino.
Of the role being given to Ocampo, Aquino said: "Miles is perfect for the role because of her authenticity. She is currently taking up Creative Writing at UP Diliman and like her character is also an NBSB (no boyfriend since birth). The movie will make you feel as if the role was specifically written for her."
The story, Aquino added, will make people fall in love come this Christmas: "Despite their clashing personalities and different perspectives on relationships, their writing process leads them towards a path of self-discovery, realizing in the end what it truly takes to write about love."
"Plus there's the undeniable kilig factor of first time love. The character played by Miles must prove to the older, dashing male writer that she can write a genuine love story even if she has never been in love before."
"Write About Love" also stars Yeng Constantino and Joem Bascon.