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HBO Asia Original ON THE JOB In competition at Venice Film Festival!

By Sarene  /  28 Jul 2021 (Wednesday)

ON THE JOB (#OTJonHBOGO), a new HBO Asia Original series from the Philippines. The engrossing six-part hour-long crime thriller series will premiere globally and exclusively on HBO GO in September. Inspired by true events, select episodes from the series will play in Competition at the prestigious 78th Venice Film Festival as On The Job: The Missing 8 in September. It is the only film from Asia out of the 21 international films in Competition at this year’s Venezia 78.
The series centers around crime syndicates that temporarily release contracted prison inmates to carry out political assassinations for those in power, except that the crime syndicates are run by politicians. The series also puts a spotlight on the real-world predicament concerning fake news and how easily the truth can be manufactured and disseminated to the public in today's age of information.
Conceived and directed by Erik Matti, the series in English and Filipino is filmed in the Philippines and stars Joel Torre, John Arcilla, Piolo Pascual, Dennis Trillo, Gerald Anderson, Joey Marquez, Dante Rivero, Christopher De Leon, and Lotlot De Leon. 
While the first two episodes of the series were shown as a film as part of the Director’s Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it received a standing ovation, the episodes on HBO GO are remastered and include never-before-seen and exclusive content.
Produced by Reality MM Studios and Globe Studios, ON THE JOB is written by Michiko Yamamoto and Erik Matti and executive produced by Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde, Erik Matti, Joe Caliro, and Quark Henares.

Watch the trailer below:

Stream or download ON THE JOB when it premieres on HBO GO in September. Download the app at App Store or Play Store and get a free trial. Access HBO GO via StarHub, Singtel, and meWatch or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO is available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV, and Samsung Smart TV - and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.
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