Vuclip, a PCCW Media Company, and the leading premium video-on-demand service provider for emerging markets, today announced the star studded cast of its upcoming original, a romantic drama series titled The Publicist.
“We are thrilled to bring to Viu fans The Publicist as a refreshing, compelling new original. Working with Nia Dinata on Switch and now with Monty Tiwa on The Publicist has been fun and a great pleasure. We are excited to see the young talent and creativity in Indonesia and are committed to building a robust opportunity for these artists. Viu Originals across all our markets have been extremely popular and this encourages us to create many more. Thanks to our fans for the avid support,” said Arun Prakash, President and COO of Vuclip.
The Publicist, conceptualized by Monty Tiwa, is a story that focuses on the relationship between a troubled actor, Reynaldi, whose career is in jeopardy following a scandal and a publicist, Julia, who is brought in to help restore his tarnished image. Adipati Dolken and Prisia Nasution play the roles of Actor and Publicist respectively in this romantic drama.
“I’m excited to play a complex and original character like Julia, an image maker who provides a second chance to Reynaldi to rebuild his life and career after a scandal. In this era of strong gender biases in Indonesia, playing a character who is confident and outspoken and yet has a past that she doesn’t want to reveal is a rare and compelling opportunity,” said Prisia Nasution.
“Working with Viu Indonesia allowed me as a filmmaker to work more creatively than ever before. It was a delight to create a series with big screen treatments, explore story ideation and develop the script. We have worked with the best crew and cast in the movie industry for The Publicist. The digital format allowed me to explore the story and characters in an uninhibited manner, which is why I believe the story will resonate strongly with millennials,” said Monty Tiwa, Director of The Publicist.
The Publicist, will be a 13-part series exclusively on Viu starting on November 16, 2017. It can be accessed from https://www.viu.com/ or by downloading the Android app from Google Play or the iOS app from the Apple App Store.
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