Joross’ directional debut Allery In Love a hit on iWant

Kapamilya star Joross Gamboa is known as a character actor who can tackle both comedic and dramatic roles, but his career has just taken another exciting turn as he dabbles in directing and writing for the first time in iWant’s original movie “Allergy in Love.”

As a first-time screenwriter and director, Joross says the film is a dream come true for him, especially since the movie is a joint effort between him and his close friends in the industry.

“I got a different kind of fulfillment from writing and directing, compared to acting. It’s like I told my own story, I didn’t just play in it,” said Joross about the movie, which he conceptualized with producer Neil Arce, and actors Ketchup Eusebio and Pocholo Barretto, who are both in the film.

The movie has proven to be a hit among iWant users. A week since “Allergy in Love” became available for free on iWant, it has earned thousands of views and is currently the most watched original on the streaming service. The film story has also piqued the interest of netizens, whose story revolves around a man who is allergic to sexual intimacy, as its trailer has recorded more than two million views.

Allergy in Love” follows the story of Johnson Tayona (Pocholo Barretto), a man who gets extreme allergic reaction to erections. His condition and past experiences made him an advocate of self-love and even wrote a book about it to inspire others.

Incidentally, Ayama (Chie Filomeno), a lady who is going through a breakup, reads his book that helps her move on. Curious about her favorite book's author, she meets Johnson, gets to know him, and eventually falls for him.

As they spend more time together, Johnson also finds himself falling for Ayama. But his condition will make him think twice about going deeper into their relationship, because any instance that will fully "excite" him will trigger his allergic reaction, which can even lead to his death.

Will Johnson ever find a cure to his odd condition? How can he pursue his love for Ayama?

Also part of "Allergy in Love" is online sensation Kat Galang, with the special participation of Carlo Aquino, Janus Del Prado, and Ketchup.

Joross hopes that more people will get to see the sexy comedy film. “I received positive comments from my fans and friends. That’s why I feel blessed that iWant entrusted me with this project. All I can say is that directing is harder than acting,” he shared.

Watch "Allergy in Love" for free on iWant via its iOS or Android apps or via web browser on More subscribers can also get their iWant craving in the comfort of their own homes as they can already connect the streaming service to their TVs via Chromecast and Apple Airplay.

Mobile subscribers can also enjoy their favorite movies and shows on iWant whenever and wherever they are by subscribing to the telco providers’ respective promos. Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers can now stream iWant videos via Smart Gigasurf 99 with Video Every Day for only P99, which comes with 2 GB data for surfing and all apps and an additional 1 GB per day to watch up to one hour of videos every day, valid for seven days. Globe mobile customers, meanwhile, can enjoy video streaming of their favorite Kapamilya movies and TV shows on iWant for as low as P29 with GoWATCH. To register, just text GOWATCH29 to 8080 and get 2 GB or up to five hours of streaming for iWant and other video apps & sites valid for one day.