Good News, Indie Movie Fans: Award-Winning Birdshot Is Set to Stream on Netflix This March
It's the first Philippine content released on the streaming platform.
(SPOT.ph) It first won the award for Best Film under the Asian Future category at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2016. It was then submitted as the Philippines' entry to the Best Foreign Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. But it seems that the winning streak for Mikhail Red's critically acclaimed Birdshot still isn't over—as it will be the first-ever Philippine content to be streamed on Netflix.
It's not exactly an award, but it might as well be because not only will it be streaming locally starting March 26, but it will also be released around the world, too! The announcement was made in a press release shared on Globe's website for Globe Studios, a co-presentor of the film along with Pelikula Red and TBA Studios. Red talks about how he feels about his film being released on the platform, saying, "I've always been a fan and subscriber of the streaming service. Having a film on their platform is just a dream come true for me as a filmmaker and storyteller." For him, it's more about being able to share his story to more people. "It's such a profound feeling, having your stories and imagination come to life and be shared with millions of streaming subscribers across the globe. I hope this also helps open doors for other Filipino filmmakers."
Birdshot centers around a farmer's young daughter named Maya (Mary Joy Apostol), who accidentally kills an endangered Philippine eagle by shooting it. A wild police chase then ensues, but it leads to more disturbing discoveries than anticipated.