Globe Studios and Mikhail Red partner up for the upcoming youth thriller ‘Dead Kids’

As a person in her early 20s, coming-of-age films have always been the most fun to watch — you get to witness a fellow young person navigate the woes of becoming an adult, often through a revelatory and compelling ordeal. The upcoming local film Dead Kids tells the story of a group of teenagers caught in the middle of a kidnapping, while they fumble around with the complexities of their own generation.

Dead Kids is produced by Globe Studios and will be directed by Mikhail Red, (most commonly known by his stylistic films like 2016’s Birdshot) and written by his brother, Nikolas Red. It will feature promising young stars led by Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Gabby Padilla, and up-and-coming talents Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Jan Silverio and Markus Paterson, all of which talked about the excitement to work on a thriller film that is relevant to our political climate.

Dead Kids is a coming-of-age film tells the story of a group of teenagers caught in the middle of kidnapping, while fumbling around with the complexities of their own generation.

Set in an exclusive high school, the Red brothers hope to show the disparity of social classes that will reflect on the Filipino youth’s psyche. Mikhail notes, “Without spoiling anything, there are a lot of situations or conflicts on the film that are directly caused by their world mingling with the real Filipino society, where the majority of the population live in poverty.” Although there are commentaries on important social issues, Mikhail says that it’ll still be a ton of fun — the heist -like nature of the film, combined with its ensemble, leaves plenty of room for comedy, romance, and all -around badassery.

 

“We want it to be a game changer in the local cinema, we want them to have tons of fun. It’s cool, it’s hip, it’s engaging and entertaining — but hopefully, at the same time, it’s layered.”

 

Expect it to look cool, too. More of a visual director himself, Mikhail’s influences for this film range from Francis Coppola’s The Outsiders, to recent films like American Animals and Bad Genius. “We want it to be a game changer in the local cinema, we want them to have tons of fun. It’s cool, it’s hip, it’s engaging and entertaining — but hopefully, at the same time, it’s layered,” adds Mikhail.

Dead Kids will start filming this February, and with the uncertainty and pressure of recent times, hopefully, we’ll be in for a good time.

 

For more updates, follow @deadkidsfilm on Instagram.

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