This Netflix Original Film is the Filipino Coming-of-Age Story You’ve Never Expected

Teen life is complex. Teen life is complicated. But no one said it can get THIS tumultuous. A socially awkward teen gets together with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s obnoxious, rich jock. But things take a dark turn when their supposedly-foolproof kidnapping scheme turns deadly.

Based on true events. 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.  

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“I have always wanted to make a film about the complexities of my generation. I wanted to expose the entitlement and insecurities of a generation growing up in a country of extreme social disparity but cleverly package it as pop entertainment,” the young director stated in a statement.

“For me, Dead Kids is a story of young lives running wild yet cut short with their potentials unfulfilled. It is a crime story in the age of social media and a bleak vision of the Filipino youth’s psyche. It is a commentary on the youth’s views on masculinity, morality, and vigilante justice paralleled with today’s political climate. It is both a coming-of-age story and a cautionary tale for the builders of our future.”

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The cast is features young actors Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, alongside rising young stars Kelvin Miranda, Gabby Padilla, and Jan Silverio. The film is produced by Globe Studios.

Dead Kids launches globally on Netflix December 1, 2019.

Dead Kids will also be premiered as the closing film for the 15th Cinema One Originals.