The 13-episode series is produced by filmmaker Chris Cahilig and directed by Victor Villanueva.
Popularly known as “Hipon Girl,” this is Ms. Budol’s first leading role. Mr. Marco is known for his work on Sabel, Honesto, Pasion de Amor, and Wildflower.
The series follows Malta (Ms. Budol), a cashier who works hard to support her mother, Madam Baby (played by Mickey Ferriols). One day at work, Malta meets the handsome but unlucky in love Sieg (Mr. Marco). It’s love at first sight for Sieg, who is mesmerized by Malta’s eyes which is the only part of her face he can see as the rest is covered by her face mask.
“Ang classic ng kuwento (It is a classic story),” Ms. Budol said in a statement. “Nakakakilig, nakakatawa, lahat ng gusto mo sa isang series, meron kami rito (It’s romantic, [and] funny. It has all the things you want from a series).”
Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask is the latest in Puregold’s online series that take inspiration from classic Filipino TV.
“The ever-present face mask is now a symbol of hope and self-love for our lead in this new series. And we hope to entertain a large number of viewers online, especially given the Pinoy’s fondness for light, romantic comedies,” Puregold marketing manager Ivy Piedad said in a statement.
Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask streams for free on YouTube Puregold Channel every Saturday beginning June 11, at 6 p.m. — MAPS