GMA Network stars Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres held a successful sold-out premiere night for their TV mini-series Blood in Dispute in Cambodia.
The premiere night at the Legend Cinema was the highlight of the co-production of GMA and CTN, Cambodia’s leading television network, dubbed as the CTN Star Tour and organized by GMA Worldwide Inc.
According to CTN, it was the first time that a local Khmer movie had sold out as the pair’s fans flocked to the cinema to see their favorite Filipino stars.
The series’ premiere was well-received as Mikael and Andrea impressed the crowd with their performances, along with their Cambodian co-stars Khat Vaihang, Meas Thorn Sreynai and veteran actor Tep Rindaro.
Mikael expressed gratitude for the support from their fans in Cambodia, as well as the effort that was put into organizing the premiere night. “I was really impressed with the way they prepared for the premiere of Blood in Dispute. To the producers and the production crew, my sincerest gratitude! And to the fans who supported our movie, our heartfelt appreciation for making the premiere a big success. We hope to bring you more collaboration projects between the Philippines and Cambodia,” he said.
Andrea also conveyed her heartfelt thanks to their Cambodian fans and hopes they enjoy the series. “Thank you very much for the support you have been giving me and Mikael. Cambodia is like a second home because of your love. We’re always happy to visit you and make good movies! Enjoy Blood in Dispute!” she enthused
With the rising demand for GMA content in the Asian region, Mikael and Andrea have gained a sizeable following after the airing of their series Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga on CTN.
“Whenever we sell our dramas, we not only promote the content and our Filipino culture, but our stars as well. If the dramas rate well in a particular country, our talents gain recognition internationally. The very warm reception by local fans during our star tour promos proves that our talents have the potential of making it big outside the domestic market,” explained GMA Worldwide Inc. Vice President Roxanne Barcelona.
Mikael and Andrea had an eventful weekend in Cambodia, which included an interview and a pictorial with CTN for Blood in Dispute, as well as a courtesy call with His Excellency Christian B. Montero, Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia. They also took some time off to experience the local cuisine and meet their fans.
Blood in Dispute, also produced by Phum Pich Films, is now airing in Cambodia on CTN and is scheduled to premiere in the Philippines on GMA before the end of the year.