Will ‘Sahaya’ be the first Pinoy series on Netflix?

‘Sahaya’ lead star Bianca Umali flanked by co-stars Migo Adecer (left) and Miguel Tanfelix (right). Photo via manilastandard.net

By Nickie Wang/manilastandard.net – GMA Network has invested a lot in the production of the upcoming series Sahaya having rented a shore for six months to recreate a Badjao Village. This location set in Calatagan, Batangas is complete with stilt houses, boats and other details that reflect the livelihood and way of life of the tribe.

“It’s an Instagram-worthy location. We studied every detail when we went to Tawi-Tawi including the baskets and boats we have on the set… they are custom-made. And the set is strategically located to capture the sunset,” program manager Helen Rose Sese said during a pocket press conference.

Showing the photos on her mobile phone, Sese added, “We’ve already seen a few material from the initial shoot and we are amazed with the camera movements. And this is also the first time that a GMA drama will use the C700 cameras, the same kind of cameras used for Netflix.”

“That’s what we have been meaning to tell you,” Bianca Umali butted in, “The network is aiming to have it shown on Netflix and if that happens, the series is going to make history.”

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