Handsome award-winning actor Dennis Trillo and alluring actress Solenn Heusaff ignite the silver screen with their third and biggest team up: the film, “Lakbay2Love” from Erasto Films. The two gorgeous performers first starred in a TV commercial and were last seen together in the family drama “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” wherein their characters unleashed the fire of their passionate love.
“L2L” is a love story overflowing with kilig moments as well as hugot lines to convey the need to fall in love with nature. As added attractions, Dennis and Solenn, together with co-star Kit Thompson, immersed themselves in the world of bikers. They biked through scenic biking spots such as La Mesa Dam, Timberland Heights, and Benguet, to bring to life the film’s environmental-themed message.
Dennis plays a forester and biker named Jay-R while Solenn portrays the role of videographer Lianne who is making a feature about climate change. A special friendship develops between them and slowly, Lianne is able to recover from a heartbreak. But just as Lianne is starting to move on, her ex-boyfriend and jay-R’s good friend Macky (played by Kit) returns to turn her world upside-down.
Dennis is a real biker who has been into the sport since he was about eight years old. In fact, the actor had a long wanted to portray a biker and his wish came true when director/producer Ellen Marfil offered him the rile in “L2L.” Dennis reveals, “Mahilig talaga akong mag-bike. Ito ang madalas kong ginagawa kapag may free time ako. Kahit marami akong work at meron kasabay na ginagawang movie, I make time to go biking. Ito ang rest ko.” The Star took the role easily because like Jay-R, he is fond of nature and concerned about the environment. For Direk Ellen, no othe actor could have played Jay-R. She describes him as perfect because aside from his professionalism, “He is 100 percent alpha male. He exudes mystery, a guy you cannot have so you are hooked forever.”
Meanwhile, fans of the sultry Solenn will not be disappointed because her beauty radiates in the entire film. Her irresitible charisma shines through in her every scene. Behind Solenn’s beautiful face and the sexy body lies a real trouper who is willing to endure long travels and challenging weather conditions.
Solenn discloses one unforgettable shoot, “We were supposed to shoot in a forest pero umuulan noong day na ‘yon. So everyone, including the bikers from different groups who were part of the scene, sumilong kami sa tents, nagsiksikan. Super fun! We were just eating ice cream and having fun!” Like Dennis, Solenn also found her role relatable. She explains, “I am always questioning my path so I relate to Lianne in that way. Plus Lianne is ‘mahilig” sa boys…Ako rin! Ha! Ha! Ha!”
Direk Ellen explains Solenn’s natural but undeniable appeal this way, “Solenn is softly in control and can put on the sexiest act even. But if you meet her, hmmm, she is almost child-like, an Audrey Hepburn—she of classic innocence!” Beyond the sophisticated goddess image, Direk says that what the public will see is a vulnerable Solenn As Katti Sta. Ana, founder of the bikers’group Firefly Brigade said after a preview “Totong-totoo siya.”
Completing the “L2L” love triangle is Pinoy Big Brother discovery Kit Thompson whose manliness can unnerve even the most confident woman. But, the staff members swear, when Kit clasped hands with Solenn for a scene, the guy seemed so nervous and smitten!
“L2L” is the third released movie of award-winning writer, producer and director Ellen. Her debut “Pusang Gala (Stray Cats)” won for her a Docker’s First Feature Award at the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival. Her second, “Boses (Voices)” has toured many international film fests, won several awards and continues to be screened here and abroad since its release in 2008.
In the name of love for romance and love for the environment, join Dennis, Solenn and Kit in their “Lakbay2Love”. Check out and listen to Dennis and Solenn’s duet of the song “Overdrive” by Eraserheads, where this time, the word “drive” has been changed to “bike”, just as the biking communities are growing fast in various places in the country. Listen to the OST of almost a dozen superkilig songs, including Kai Honasan’s “Liwanag” and the newly-launched “Kilig” by Solenn, written and composed by Edward Fernandez of Gig Manila.
Opening in cinemas on February 3, 2016, Lakbay2Love is supported by La Mesa Ecopark, Timberland Heights, 7-Eleven, Firefly Brigade and the Cordillera Conservation Trust. For more information, log on to facebook.com/Lakbay2Love, http://www.lakbay2love.com.ph.