This coming October 30, a new Boys’ Love series titled Better Days is set to steal your hearts.
For those unfamiliar, BL genre follows and depicts blossoming romances between young men.
Headlined by Chesther Chua and Benedix Ramos, the two digital influencers are set to play the roles of Kian Nuestro and Aron Villegas respectively to highlight love and food in the digital six-episode series written and directed by Carlo A. Obispo.
They may be considered as “newbies” in the entertainment industry but these two are set to prove that they got the looks, brains, and most especially the skills.
Chesther gleefully recalls his first encounter with Benedix via zoom.
“Hindi pa po kami magkakilala talaga, so parang sinurprise kami sa Zoom kung sino ‘yung ipa-partner samin.
“Pinag-ready kami ng script namin tapos nung pagka-join ko, sinurprise kami kung sino yung makaka-partner namin.
“Pinagusap muna kami, ganyan, sa tingin ko nakitaan talaga kami ng chemistry na magfi-fit sa amin yung series.”
Asked what his first impression about Benedix, Chesther admits, “Mukha kasi siyang masungit so akala ko talagang masungit siya sa totoong buhay.
“Pero syempre nasa audition kami, kailangan namin pakisamahan ‘yung isa’t isa, ‘yung mata niya, parang laging [nagke-glare].
“Pero mabait si Ben, masarap din ka-trabaho kaya okay siya.”
Meanwhile, Benedix reveals to feeling a bit intimidated with his on-screen partner.
“Sa akin naman, si Ches nung una ko siyang nakita, para akong nakakita ng “uy, teka lang” ako kasi from the province talaga ko e, para akong nakakita talaga ng city boy… which is very perfect para sa role niya.
“Nung una parang mai-intimidate ako dito, sabi ko, parang di kakayanin ng balat ko to, parang hindi uubra yung kapal ng mukha.
“Naging hesitant akong kausapin siya at first pero nung naging okay naman yung usapan namin, na-realize ko na wala namang dapat ika-intimidate or ika-ilang namin kasi napakabait niya, dadaanin ka niya sa ngiti.
“Minsan kapag seryoso na lahat, tapos biglang ngingiti siya, parang lahat ng staff, sila Direk, mapapangiti nalang din dahil sa smile niya.”
Chesther and Benedix also gave lessons na matutunan natin sa Better Days.
“Rediscovering yourself. your goals and dreams by surrounding yourself with love and positivity, believing that better days will surely come to anyone.” — Benedix
“Yung matuto ka na magpahalaga sa mga tao na nakapaligid sayo. At yung pag buo ng mga pangarap sa buhay.” — Chesther
The director is proud to say that Better Days looks beyond the usual sensual romance.
“Better Days won’t dwell too much sa intimacy but we are to highlight other aspects of love and relationship, not just the physical attraction.”
He briefly shares, “Nung nagbe-brainstorming kami ng producer ko, if we wanted to make a BL, nag-agree kami na magiging inspirational siya.
“’Yung kwento ng BL is inspired by mga real-life couples na na-achieve ‘yung kanilang mga dreams, well marami kaming mga kaibigan like in the film industry alone, may mga BL couples na they share their dreams, ‘yung love nila is founded on ambitions, goals and dreams nila at sabay nilang ina-achieve together.”
Unframed Film Executive Producer Kristian Villaflor added, “we are offering love as a venue in fulfilling their individual dreams by growing together.”
So save the date, October 30!!! Because we all deserve to Better Days! Subscribe to Unframed Films youtube channel and also for more updates follow them on social media.