I found myself in the realization of a dream of two creative and passionate minds. Ron Cruz and Franz Lopez came up with a bright idea of combining intense passion for travelling and film-making.
It seemed like wishful thinking at first when Ron Cruz and Franz Lopez thought of making a short film about backpacking. Ron is a highly followed travel blogger while Franz is a multimedia arts graduate wanting to joining Cinemalaya (Philippine's version of Sundance Film festival).
The short film became somewhat a longer project as Ron's dream grew bigger. He wanted to go beyond blogs so he tapped his fellow travel bloggers and made world wide web as his medium to showcase their adventure.
Now it's a reality series on the web packed with uncertainties and surprises. No, this is neither Survivor nor Amazing Race but a show about travel survivors willing to let their guards down for the thrill of a journey to the unknown.
Kick Off Time!
Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City - A former airport runway proved to be the best place to celebrate the launch of adventure packed travel show online. Organizers certainly picked the perfect place to hold the event. "This is it!" was what my head screamed when I heard the Palanca and Cinemalaya Awardee, Lilit Reyes, introduced herself as one of the emcee for the event. With him was Santi Obcena, is a contestant in Project Runway Philippines.
Santi and Lilit
Lilit showed the audience a brief story as to how PHL360 began before introducing the people behind it all. Meet the crew starting with the Icon Traveller Nina, Upper, Franz, Justin, Liza Marie, Dave and Agnes.
Franz answer the question.
The whole event was undoubtedly fun-filled and full of surprises. I even won in their raffle! The festive atmosphere was heightened by Sruvaleh's live performance.
The fun, thrill and excitement continued as they introduced the cast starting with Dom, Hannah, Robi, Monnette, Ron, Chyng, Robert and Chichi. Everybody was excited to see this part of the event not because they all looked beautiful and chiselled but because they were asked surprising yet simple questions that none of them probably anticipated.
The Phl360 Cast
The highlight of the kick off was an exclusive run of PHL360's first episode entitled "Road to 360". It showed each member of the team receiving the news that they're going to be a part of the online reality series, PHL360, and how their secret destinations were revealed.
Come! Live the adventure of the fearless cast and have the chance to see the Philippines in a different light. Log on to www.phl360.com. Premier on June 28, 2012.
Here some of the happenings!
the artifacts things
the war room
the travel photos
the unexpected question and answer
Kuya Robert aka The Artsy Backpacker
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