‘Lockdown’: Paolo Gumabao bares it all in first lead role

Aside from being a timely feature that puts forward the plight of its wide array of characters, the new sexy drama film Lockdown can easily be considered most controversial film of the year due to its graphic (and detailed) sexual content and its bravery to depict the underground world of cybersex. It is produced by Jojo Barron for For the Love of Art Films.

While it is yet to premiere worldwide on multiple streaming platforms starting July 23, Friday (KTX.ph, Upstream.ph, RAD: iamrad.app, and WeTV), select members of the press have seen the film already during its private advance screening, which was also attended by VIP guests including Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, FDCP Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra, and the film’s executive producer Jojo Barron. It was well-applauded, not just for its daring scenes, but much so for how it highlights the acting prowess of its actors led by its promising lead, Paolo Gumabao.

Lockdown stars Kapamilya actor Paolo Gumabao in his first starring role. As the son of former actor Dennis Roldan, Paolo takes pride in his launching movie—after seven persevering years in show business.

Helmed by multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan, it is written by Troy Espiritu (who wrote Ma’ Rosa, which won Jaclyn Jose her Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award).

It’s a poignant story about the struggle of a young man to survive the global pandemic and the naked truth about the life he chose to live. 

In Lockdown, a returning overseas Filipino worker, desperately turns to cybersex – in the middle of a global pandemic and a struggling economy.

It also stars Asia Pacific Awards Best Actress for Verdict, Max Eigenmann, who plays the role of Danny’s fiancée.

Also included in the film are Alan Paule, Ruby Ruiz, Jess Evardone, Angellie Sanoy, Paul Jake Paule, and Jim Pebanco.

Rounding up the cast are Jeff Carpio, Kristian Allene, Dincent Lucero, Mauro Salas, Neil Suarez, Alexis Yasuda, and Sean de Guzman. 

Don’t miss the much-awaited worldwide streaming of the Director’s Cut of Lockdown starting July 23 on the following streaming platforms: KTX.ph, Upstream.ph, RAD (iamrad.app), and WeTV.

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