Content creator Linya-Linya, also a local shirt brand, over the weekend released an animated video to remind Filipinos stuck at home in some form of quarantine to take a breather and be calm amid the pandemic.
The national government implemented the community quarantine since March 15, a measure urging Filipinos to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The new short film titled “Kalmahan Mo Lang: Isang Paalala sa Pahinga at Paghinga,” written by Ali Sangalang and Justin Bala, was produced in partnership with Highball Studios, Studio V, and Hit Productions.
In being alone, you’re not alone
The local brand released the video amid the noise in the digital world being experienced by the public during the quarantine period, citing that as we scroll through numerous headlines, memes, and various content, “the world gets pretty overwhelming.”
It features the local brands’ characters: Shirley, Park King Bae, Len-Len, Malou, Al Kuhol and Crisanto experiencing anxieties.
“Our film is about facing the anxieties and challenges of what’s ahead of us, a message from Linya-Linya that although we’re confined alone in our own private spaces, we’re all in this together,” it said in a statement.
Linya-Linya introduced these characters in July 2019 through a series called “Linya-Linya Land Comics” that shows the characters’ daily adventures from “from love life to work life, commuting to travelling, food trip to sound trip, trends to throwbacks.”
The local brand said it is hopeful to create more videos to help Filipinos cope and be at peace with themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After all, as part of the digital world that gives everyone content at such a high rate, they know that things can get overwhelming,” it said. —Rosette Adel