Netflix produces original Filipino feature Mikhail Red’s Dead Kids

netflix Mikhail Red's Dead Kids
Dead Kids brings the world closer to the Philippines as Mikhail Red tells the story of a socially awkward teenager. Credits to Netflix.

Mikhail Red’s new film “Dead Kids” is all set to premiere worldwide on Netflix before the year ends.

The director of the Bea Alonzo-starrer box office hit “Eerie” and the Philippine entry to the 2016 Oscars, Birdshot, is releasing his first Netflix original film that was written, shot, and produced with an all-Filipino cast.

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Dead Kids, the result of the partnership between Globe Studios and Netflix, stars Kelvin Miranda as Sta. Maria, “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi” star Sue Ramirez as Janina, Khalil Ramos as Paolo, with Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, alongside rising young stars Gabby Padilla and Jan Silverio.

Red’s upcoming film is described as “a compelling story about a socially awkward teen who bonds with a group of misfits… a story based on true events that touch on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie.”

Director Mikhail Red said, “It has always been my dream as a filmmaker to bring Filipino cinema to a global audience. I am so glad and honored for Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, which is a testament to the world-class talent here in the Philippines. Netflix is the perfect platform for the film to gain international spotlight, and we wouldn’t be here without the hard work and determination of our cast, crew, and of course, Globe Studios. I hope people around the world will appreciate Dead Kids, and I hope this also helps open doors for more Filipino filmmakers.”

Dead Kids tells the tale of teenagers. Screengrab from Dead Kids trailer.

Netflix Manager of Content Acquisition for SEA Raphael Phang said Dead Kids brings the world closer to the Philippines with a story “based on events that would resonate with viewers both in the Philippines and abroad,”

Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe revealed they have been working with Netflix since the popular streaming site launched in the Philippines. Their first content partnership was when Netflix acquired Mikhail Red’s Birdshot in 2018.

“It is our greatest honor that they chose Globe Studios’ Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, and I can’t wait to see what everyone says about it,” added Cu.

Dead Kids starts streaming on Netflix worldwide on December 31, 2019.

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