After releasing the first of its three-part Kwentong Jollibee series, the fastfood chain has shared the second video, entitled “First Date.”
This clip is directed by Pepe Diokno, whose debut film Engkwentro was selected at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. It won the Lion of the Future – “Luigi de Laurentiis” Award for Best Debut Film and the Orizzonti Prize for new trends in cinema.
Watch “First Date” below:
“First Date” narrates the tale of Mara who was forced to live on her own during the lockdown. She spent her time focusing on herself, learning new skills, and eventually, connecting with a new and special friend.
For Filipinos around the world, the Kwentong Jollibee episodes are highly anticipated every red-letter day occasion, including Valentine’s. Since its launch in 2017, Jollibee has already produced over 36 Kwentong Jollibee short films, and gained almost 600 million views over 970 million impressions.
This year’s theme is “Finding Strength in Love” and aims to show people that love is a source of strength, even more in this challenging period.
The first one is called “LDR” and was released on February 4, 2021. It’s directed by Antoinette Jadaone, whose latest film is the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival big winner Fan Girl. Watch LDR here.
The last is called “Hero” and will be released on February 12. It is directed by Ianco dela Cruz, who specializes in TV commercials. He’s a veteran for Kwentong Jollibee. He directed the viral videos “Vow,” where a guy attends his best friend’s wedding, and “Choice,” about a girl who has to choose between two men.