What if you met “the one” for you — only to realize that the fire in a relationship eventually dies down? Will you open the relationship?
In the newest romantic drama film ‘Without You,’ starring David Licauco and Shaira Diaz, we get to meet two relatable characters whirling in the making and breaking of love.
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This is the second time David and Shaira are paired in a full-length feature film. It was before David’s breakout and charismatic portrayal as Fidel opposite Barbie Forteza’s Binibining Klay in the hit historical portal fantasy series ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra,’ and before Shaira’s playing the love interest of Ruru Madrid in yet another hit action-adventure drama series ‘Lolong.’
Back in 2019, they first got together on the big screen via romantic drama ‘Because I Love You’ under the helm of master director Joel Lamangan. The chinito heartthrob and the millennial sweetheart got to work alongside fellow Kapuso stars Martin Del Rosario and Michelle Dee for ALV Films and Garahe Productions as distributed by Regal Entertainment.
This 2023, David and Shaira warmly welcome their theatrical presence afresh. They share their excitement in offering a brand-new project with an interesting story that Filipinos can enjoy and take part in.
“Being part of a film that is well-written and directed by a great director in RC Delos Reyes, I am blessed and grateful,” David shared. “In this day and age where some Gen Z’s are arguably okay to be in an open relationship because of social media, it’s timely to release a film that exposes its pros and cons. Is it love or career?”
As for Shaira, she is very grateful to Octoarts and Direk RC for trusting her in bringing Ria to life. “I’m happy that through this film, I was able to show a new version of me, something outside of my usual character, a role that I haven’t done in my 10 years in the industry. My character, through the age and experience of Ria made me wiser in real-life decisions. I’m just so proud to be part of Axel and Ria’s love story-telling.”
“Without You is a rollercoaster ride of emotions,” Shaira explained further. “They will see the deeper side and a leveled-up version of us. For sure the viewers will like it because it’s very relatable, they will learn something from it and they’ll find themselves smiling and crying after the movie.
Also starring Casie Banks, Rhiana Pangindian, Dindin Pajares, the film is written by Renz Nicodemus and Danno Mariquit. An OctoArts Films’ Valentine presentation under the direction of RC Delos Reyes, ‘Without You’ opens February 15, 2023 in cinemas nationwide.
As an endnote, the film’s line producer, Wilma Hollis, has this to say: “We are very hopeful na bumalik ang sigla ng mga sinehan. Sana suportahan nila ang aming regalo ngayong Valentine’s.”
Don’t miss this comeback feature of OctoArts Films starting February 15 in theaters near you. Share your excitement, thoughts and experience using the hashtag #WithoutYouMovie.
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About the Soundtrack
The original soundtrack of ‘Without You’ is aptly entitled ‘I’ll Always Stay In Love With You,’ reflecting the overall vibe of the film.
Performed by up-and-coming musical artist Tonie Enriquez, ‘I’ll Always Stay In Love With You’ is also featured in the official music video, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/y42M8M_rmCU.
Download and stream the song here: http://open.spotify.com/track/1zHSi6lI36KBduNSXvt5V9
About ‘Without You’
Love is an adventure… and it has certainly been for seven years for live-in couple AXEL BATALLER (David Licauco), and RIA SANDOVAL (Shaira Diaz).
An erstwhile engineer, Axel now grooves to the sound and rhythm of his true passion: disc jockeying and music. All thanks mainly to Ria’s strong support and encouragement. Ria, a former nurse and now an inbound call center agent for an overseas healthcare company, has always been there for him. Their love has been an adventure of fun…
…but not without secrets.
What Ria does not know is Axel has been quite an adventurous man. For three years now, he has been seeing and making out with several women. For Axel, though, it’s just natural for him to ‘play around’ and not ‘miss out’ — especially if he feels that his relationship with his partner is growing stagnant. Yet, his heart still belongs to her. And so, what she does not know will not hurt her.
Until it does.
Axel is eventually caught philandering by Ria right before her very eyes. Turns out, she already knows his womanizing adventures – and she has been keeping her silence about it.
With pain so obscure as it is certain, Ria leaves Axel. His world immediately crumbles upon him. Yet, he is sure the love is still there – something that he wants to hold onto, for that one chance to save them.
When love is still there, chances are there will always be an opportunity to save a relationship. Will they have a happy ever after or will their relationship meet an end?
About OctoArts Films
With over 30 years of production experience in film and television production, OctoArts Films is an established staple and an icon in the industry. Now with a vast library of more than 100 produced titles, OctoArts Films is at the forefront of content creation throughout the years.
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