Netflix’s “Dead Kids” made its Philippine premiere as the Closing Film at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival few days ago.
Director Mikhail Red and actors Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, Kelvin Miranda, Gabby Padilla, and Jan Silverio walked the red carpet.
“I have always wanted to make a film about the complexities of my generation. I wanted to expose the entitlement and insecurities of a generation growing up in a country of extreme social disparity but cleverly package it as pop entertainment. For me ‘Dead Kids’ is a story of young lives running wild yet cut short with their potentials unfulfilled. It is a crime story in the age of social media and a bleak vision of the Filipino youth’s psyche. It is a commentary on the youth’s views on masculinity, morality and vigilante justice paralleled with today’s political climate. It is both a coming-of-age story, and a cautionary tale for the builders of our future,” Mikhail said.
“Dead Kids” will reach 158 million Netflix subscribers in 190 countries.
Produced by Globe Studios, the movie will be available on the platform starting Dec. 1.