Their homes turned into sets. The director was only present via a video call. They were the lead stars as well as camera operators. These were the working conditions for Vivoree Esclito and Abi Kassem when they shot “Mag-isa” for “Stay at Home: Mga Kwento Ng Taong Bahay”.
ABS-CBN released the digital series “Stay at Home” to, not only entertain Filipinos, but also share stories that depict the lives of various individuals amidst the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the frontliners who work tirelessly to the single moms who worry about their children’s futures, these short films are relatable and heartwarming. Hopefully, these will continue to inspire viewers by planting seeds of hope.
Because of the enhanced community quarantine, however, Vivoree and Abi got creative and crafty as they shot their episode “Mag-isa”, written by Alex D Asuncion and Sandy Morales, in their respective homes. In the exclusive behind the scenes photos they shared, Vivoree’s brother CN can be seen helping as the camera operator. Abi became a one-woman television crew as she mounted the screens on her own. Meanwhile, director Aika Gaite offered guidance through a video call.
IN PHOTOS: Vivoree and Abi work in front and behind the camera for Stay At Home "Mag-isa"