Let's face it: growing up as a teen actually means trying to figure out who you are apart from your parents. Going through the pains finding yourself as a teen while balancing a relationship with parents can be tough. However, the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, Love at First Stream is a "love letter to all generations." Watch how the story unfolds between parents, kids, and friends and how they navigate through growing up and understanding each other. Stream the film now on the iWantTFC app!

Love at First Stream Snags 6 MMFF nominations

Love at First Stream from Director Cathy Garcia-Molina celebrated a blue-carpet premiere with 6 Metro Manila Film Festival nominations. The film includes fresh rising stars and is the comeback movie for Director Cathy since her 2019's blockbuster film, Hello, Love, Goodbye. While the stars headlining the film are today's fast-rising new faces on screen from Rise Artists Studio -- Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma and Jeremiah Lisbo -- playing integral roles in the story are screen veterans like Agot Isidro, Hyubs Azarcon, Igiboy Flores, Melissa Gibbs, Pinky Amador, Almira Muhlach, RJ Ledesma with the special participation of Tonton Gutierrez. Gail Banawis and Vien King are launched in introductory roles.

For the MMFF, it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Daniela Stranner), Best Editing (Marya Ignacio,) Best Production Design (Norico Santos), Best Original Theme Song (“No Stopping You” by SB19), and Best Visual Effects (Nickl Entertainment Corp.).

About Love at First Stream

The foundation of the story is the parent-child dynamic, but Molina said that the film explores the digital platform as the new medium in establishing relationships. The film is a unique collaboration between Star Cinema and KUMU as the livestreaming platform is incorporated into the film.

"...this film is not only for teenagers but also for parents like me. I don't want parents fighting with their kids. I want them to understand each other, hopefully, through this film."

DIRECTOR CATHY GARCIA-MOLINA

The young stars Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma and Jeremiah Lisbo took on the tasks of first-time lead actors and they didn't disappoint. It's a certified modern day rom-com that will have you rethinking the impact of social media when it comes to relationships.

Catch "Love at First Stream" streaming now on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV On Demand.

Cover Photo Credit: Kumu PH Twitter

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