If you were to make a list of all your“”Whys”in life, what questions would make it on top? Would it besomething like the “Bakit List” of this woman named Dess?
Regarding her job:Dugo. Pawis. Lablayp. Sexlayp. Pati tulog at pahinga binigay mo na, ikaw pa rin ang may kasalanan.Bakit?!!
Regarding her relationships:Kinarir mo nang magpaka-nanay at tatay kahitate ka lang, ikaw pa ang may pagkukulang. Bakit?!Pitong taon mo siyang minahal, pero nawala siya nang walang pasabi sa isang iglap. Bakit?!!!
Dess, played by Louise Delos Reyes, is a relatable character in“My Bakit List”,a movie co-produced byViva Films and BluArt Productions. At one point in your life, you may have known someone like her or you may have experienced some of what she goes through.
In her late 20s, Dess is a breadwinner who earns a living as head writer of a drama anthology. Whenthepressure at work gets way too much, she quits her job.
Getting no sympathy from her family whose only concern is how her current status would affect theirlives, Dess goes all the way to Ilocos Norte with her best friend Brutus (Prince Stefan) to take a breather.
This momentary escape from her toxic life might just be what she needs to find the answers to herquestions. But when she accidentally comes face to face with her ex-boyfriend Ejay (Ivan Padilla), sherefuses to listen to his explanation as to why he left her without a word. Dess is in dilemma if she shouldopen her heart to him again. Will a second chance at love be the answer to all the “Whys” in her life orwill it just create more questions in her mind? And if everything comes downto one question:“to hold onor to move on”, what will she choose?
Early this year, Louise Delos Reyes also played a woman who was in a complicated relationship in“Hanggang Kailan?”, a film by Bona Fajardo, the same director of“My Bakit List”.
For DirekFajardo (I Found My Heart in Santa Fe, Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,andIliw), the story itself is the onethat determines which actor/s is/are suitable to portray the lead role/s. *(“Naniniwala ako na ‘yungistorya ang pumipili ng karakter, ng aktor.)And onceit’s been determined, it’s important that thepreferred actors would also believe in the characters for the project to get going. (“Ang importantemaniwala sila sa karakter para pumayag sila na gagawin nila ang project.”)
Louise once revealed that she had been blinded by love towards a former boyfriend. Having that kindof experience, not to mention being a good and dedicated actress, she has fully embraced the role of Dess. Aside from believing in the character, she said that it’s also important to have complete trust inyour co-actors. This is the first time for Louise to work with Ivan Padilla. Witness their chemistry as theyplay an ex-couple who are still not over each other.
Ivan Padilla co-starred with Cristine Reyes in“Maria”last March and was the leading man of Alessandra de Rossi in “12”. His acting experience includes appearances in Hollywood shows such as *CSI (CrimeScene Investigation, in the NY, Miami and NBC episodes), Lucifer (Fox), Castle, ER, The Closer, CriminalMinds and Dexter (in six episodes).
Another thing to look forward to in the movie is Louise’s rapport with Prince Stefan(Working Beks, BakitLahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend)who accompanies her in her soul searching journey.The movie’s official soundtrack is “SanayNaman Ako” by singer-songwriter Jo. E.Viva Films andBluArt Productions invite you to include watching“My Bakit List”in your To Do List thisChristmas season. It opens in cinemas on December 11, 2019.