DIRECTOR Erik Matti and actress Angeli Bayani are nominated currently nominated in the coming First Content Asia Awards. This is for their work in the “Food Lore” series of HBO Asia Originals.
Their episode is titled “Island of Dreams” and Angeli plays Nieves, an impoverished young mother who has to make a sacrifice and leaves her husband (Yul Servo) and children in their island to work as a domestic helper for Joey Marquez and Ina Feleo’s family in the big city. She soon realizes how her being so far away has estranged her relationship with the family she left behind. “Island of Dreams” originally debuted at the Tokyo International Film Festival in October of last year.
Matti is nominated as best director of a scripted TV program while Angeli is nominated as best actress. They’ll be competing with directors and actors from other Asian countries like Thailand, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia.
The awards ceremony will be held live streaming on Friday, August 28, at 6:30 PM. It will be the culminating activity of the ContentAsia Summit: The Social Distance Edition, a conference for premium video entertainment industry players in Asia on August 27-28 at the JKN Global Media Auditorium and the ContentAsia Awards Theatre in Thailand.
The CEO of JKN Global Media is Jakkaphong "Anne" Jakrajutatip, who’s reported to be the trans special someone of Clint Bondad, the ex of Miss Universe Catriona Gray. The theme of the summit conference is Spread the Love at this time of the pandemic for the past six months. They want to find new ways of making things happen in a new age of collaboration and co-production.
If you haven’t seen “Island of Dreams”, you can still catch it at HBO Go to see the fine work of Matti and Angeli that we can all be proud of. Congratulations to them for their nominations and here’s wishing them good luck this coming Friday. Praying they would win in their respective categories.