Bea, John Lloyd’s IG Live turns out to be a film

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) - Well, if you are waiting for a reunion project of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, it already happened on Instagram.

Film director Antoinette Jadaone revealed that the viral online catch-up between the former on-screen couple was actually a film titled “Love Team,” which she wrote and directed.

The project was part of the initiative called “The Unconfined Cinema,” which aims to explore other medium for films.

“The Unconfined Cinema was founded on the idea of exploring what else cinema could be, freeing our stories to be told outside of the traditional spaces and conceptual boundaries set by the last century of the medium," read the project manifesto posted by Jadaone on her Instagram.

"In this unprecedented time of quarantine, in a time when movie production is impossible, we found it especially pressing to find ways to tell our stories,” she stated. "The last project done together by Cruz and Alonzo was “A Second Chance” in 2015, the sequel to their 2006 blockbuster movie “One More Chance.”

“’Love Team’ is a love story – whether romantic or in its other forms – told entirely within Instagram," Jadaone's post read. "It is a story of our times. Love stories have always had their place in Filipino cinema, and we wanted to bring the feelings that those movies inspire to a platform that has become more relevant and utilised in this time of quarantine – social media, specifically Instagram."

“The use of social media creates all sorts of new possibilities for storytelling,” it added. “Using the various features of Instagram, we attempted to tell a story of two people reconnecting in a trying time; separated by distance, but united in their memories. We are in a culture where the usually distinct line between reality and make-believe blur.”

Jadaone was the brain behind the acclaimed blockbuster movies That Thing Called Tadhana and Never Not Love You, among others.