“Call Center Girl”, movie directed by Don Cuaresma and produced by Star Cinema as part of the 20th anniversary line-up of the ABS-CBN film production outfit. This stars with Pokwang, Enchong Dee, Jessy Mendiola, Jestoni Alarcon, Pooh, Ogie Diaz, Ejay Falcon, Chokoleit, K Brosas, Dianne Medina, Alex Castro, Aaron Villaflor and John “Sweet” Lapus.
“Call Center Girl” offers a moral lesson for the Filipino family. Call Center Girl gives a look into the plight of OFWs and how the absence of parents who are working abroad affect their families and children. This movie is set against the backdrop of the Philippines’ fast growing call center industry.
Pokwang said that she's very proud to be here in the movie, with great director, movie writers, and stars. She also said that they really been inspired of doing this movie. “Binigay ko na ng todo lahat dito. I’m sure mamahalin nila ang pelikulang ito kasi maganda ang kuwento. Yung director namin napakahusay. Proud ako dito.”
“I’m very, very proud of this crazy movie of ours,” added by Pokwang.
This Call Center Girl movie is the first collaboration with Don Cuaresma, who is known for his superb work in ABS-CBN’s top-rating soaps Ina, Kapatid, Anak, Maria La Barrio; Rubi, and 100 Days To Heaven and scriptwriter Kriz Gazmen who was part of the creative team behind Star Cinema’s blockbuster movies No Other Woman, Sisterakas, and Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat.
She shared to us what the story about. “Isa akong dating OFW. Napalayo ako sa mga anak ko and then 'yung bunso ko, siya 'yung medyo lumayo ang loob sa akin. Pagbalik ko dito, gusto kong mabuo ulit ang pamilya ko kaya pinasok ko ang call center.”
|The cast , director and writer of Call Center Girl during the blog conference held at the Star Cinema office, ABS-CBN, Nov 18. 2013|
Pokwang, as Teresa, plays a call center agent who is still adjusting to her job. She chooses to endure the attitude of her mean team leader, played by Enchong Dee, for the sake of keeping her family whole. As a desperate race against time to unite her family and win back the affections of her estranged daughter Regina (Jessy Mendiola). By some twist of fate, Teresa (who worked in a cruise ship for 13 years) lands a job in a call center where her daughter Regina is also employed thus providing her with the perfect opportunity to rekindle her broken relationship with her daughter.
In the process, Teresa encounters a diverse bunch of people from different walks of life, including their team leader Vince (Enchong Dee). She then gradually appreciates the concept of extended families and ultimately, Teresa, Regina, and even Vince learns the true value of family as they discover their individual purposes in life.
Jessy Mendiola, Pokwang and Enchong Dee (Photo:ABS-CBN)
Enchong once again showcases his very wide and impressive range as an actor,” Cuaresma said.
Jessy is also equally very brilliant in the film, she is a natural comedian. And Pokwang's comic timing is her flair for comedy never ceases to amaze me. It’s been quite a while since we saw Pokwang in a major comedic role in a full-length feature film,” Cuaresma added.
Ejay Falcon, from PBB said this is his first comedy movie. "I'm thankful to Star Cinema for giving me a chance to work with great director and cast.”
Enchong shared “It’s such a challenge to make other people laugh and I learned a lot from our director and my co-actors, I grew as an actor in making this film and it’s great to take a break from drama this time. It was so fun to play the vicious role of Vince. It’s exciting to see how his character will turn out in the movie.”
“Call Center Girl,” a riotous and has all the elements of a good and unforgettable family movie, set to hit the theaters nationwide on November 27.
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Following the devastation brought about by super typhoon “Yolanda,” comedienne Pokwang believes it is time for Filipinos to laugh again. Pokwang said she hopes her upcoming comedy “Call Center Girl” can boost the Filipino spirit after the typhoon battered the Visayas and left thousands of people dead. "Naiintinidihan naman po namin na may pinagdadaanan ang bansa natin pero ang pelikulang ito, nawa’y muling maghatid ng ngiti sa mga Pilipino," Pokwang added.