Rising young stars KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad with director Cathy Garcia-SampanaKD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, known as “KDLex,” take center stage in their international movie debut, “Toss Coin” directed by Cathy Garcia-Sampana.
The story revolves around the unexpected encounter between Kiko (KD) and Pia (Alexa) and the enchanting love story that unfolds on the vibrant streets of Hong Kong.
Playing a delightful game of hide and seek, Kiko and Pia embark on a journey that unravels into a sweet and touching romance exploring the themes of destiny, belief and the courage to embrace opportunities.
After directing the highest-grossing domestic film in Philippine history, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” which was also shot in Hong Kong, direk Cathy once again emphasized the beauty of the city by bringing out the authenticity and human connection within the film through the scenic backdrop of Hong Kong and the chemistry of the lead actors.
“While I personally like the city’s human touch and culture, this time I had the opportunity to show the other side of Hong Kong, highlighting the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the intersection between artistic galleries and vibrant murals that blended perfectly with the story and KDLex’s chemistry,” she shared.
“Toss Coin” is one of the three micro movies featured in “Hong Kong in The Lens by Asian Directors” produced by CJ ENM Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
The “Hong Kong in The Lens by Asian Directors” project has been chosen to be part of the 20th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival with two other micro movies: “Hong Kong, Within Me” from Korea directed by Kang Yunsung, and “Zi Mui” from Thailand directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya.
The three micro movies are available on tvN Asia and Viu. It will also be aired on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.
(Story/Photos by:Kane Choa)