It was a warm breezy afternoon as the crowd coming all the way from Alaska, Las Vegas and other parts of the world, began to form waiting patiently for the Filipino heartthrob Jericho Rosales to arrive at his first international World Premiere film of “Subject: I Love You” with the stunningly beautiful co-star Briana Evigan during the Newport Beach Film Festival this past Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Fans began to line up 2 hours before the start of the film at the Lido theaters as others who rushed the theatre box office hoping to purchase tickets to the sold out show which also featured a q&a with the cast along with director Francis dela Torre.
Arriving wearing classy casual fashion in a black luxury sports car, Jericho and Briana were immediately swarmed by fans wanting to get a glimpse of the lovely on screen couple.
In the film, Jericho plays Victor who becomes smitten with nightclub DJ Butterfly (played by Briana). After Victor and Butterfly lose contact with each other. Victor’s cousin Nicky (Dante Basco) helps enlists a tech geek Choy (Gary Valenciano) to help find Butterfly through email which brings Victor more than the search of love he was expecting.
Back on the carpet, Rosales and Evigan were joined with Briana’s family. Greg Evigan said that he heard the scuba diving is great while sister Vanessa added, “Makes you want to fall in love.”
For Kristin Bauer who plays FBI agent, Sarah Drake enjoyed filming in the Philippines seeing how passionate the people were of Jericho and Gary Valenciano. While filming on the streets of Manila, she mentioned the people were so polite especially during filming.
Dante Basco was so proud to see the crowd surrounding the theater as he walked the carpet, “Filipinos came out to Newport Beach. It goes to show Filipinos are all over the world. It’s a great accomplishment.”
It was a family and friend affair as Dante Basco’s family came out for support. Gary Valenciano’s wife and daughter were in full force along with Briana’s former cast members from “Sorority Row” Jamie Chung and Margo Harshman came out to support her. Step Up 3D’s star Rick Malambri along with wife Lisa Malambri made it just in time before the film was about to start.
The overall review of the filmgoers was the cinematography and the message of love kept them glued to their seats and wanting more while people laughed at Dante Basco’s character portrayal of Nicky.
Currently, the film does not have any tentative release date as it will be making its film festival rounds.
Check out the gallery of photos of the arrivals by Pacific Rim Photo Press at pacificrimphotopress.com
For all red carpet video interviews on the carpet of the “Subject: I Love You Premiere” visit Pacific Rim Video’s youtube channel at youtube.com/pacificrimvideopress