Netflix acquires Filipino film Dead Kids
October 18, 2019
Netflix and Globe Studios have confirmed that they will be bringing Filipino film Dead Kids, exclusively to the global streaming service.
Dead Kids is directed by award-winning director, Mikhail Red, who is known for his internationally acclaimed films Birdshot and Eerie – both of which are also streaming on Netflix. Dead Kids is a story based on true events, that touches on a mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie.
Director Mikhail Red said, “It has always been my dream as a filmmaker to bring Filipino cinema to a global audience. I am so glad and honoured for Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, which is a testament to the world-class talent here in the Philippines. Netflix is the perfect platform for the film to gain international spotlight, and we wouldn’t be here without the hard work and determination of our cast, crew, and of course, Globe Studios. I hope people around the world will appreciate Dead Kids, and I hope this also helps open doors for more Filipino filmmakers.”
“In our commitment to provide a variety of content that span geographical and cultural borders, Dead Kids brings our members around the world closer to the Philippines by experiencing a story that is written, shot, and produced completely in the Philippines, showcasing local Filipino talent, and based on events that would resonate with viewers both in the Philippines and abroad,” said Raphael Phang, Manager of Content Acquisition for SEA at Netflix.