TOMCAT - UST has officially premiered the first episode of On Campus: A TOMCAT Original on their Facebook page and Youtube Channel. Produced and directed by junior and senior members of the organization, this video series aims to provide an avenue to know what it’s like to be a Thomasian and spark the feeling of togetherness even from afar through shared stories of both traditional and virtual learning experiences.
The first of this five-part series revolves around Max, an incoming freshman. As a growth-oriented individual, Max is prepared to face her college life at her best no matter what difficulties she may face. However, Max’s plans for college go spiraling down the drain when it is announced that classes will be held online this year. Despite all this, she tries her best to thrive, starting with joining a local student organization where she meets the rest of the On Campus characters.
“While writing the script for On Campus, I couldn’t help but see myself in the characters that I was writing. Nakakakaba pero nakaka-excite din kasi feeling ko this series has the power to remind people that although life doesn’t always turn out the way that they expect it to, it turns out the way that it’s meant to,” scriptwriter Jana Diaz said.
“The premiere of our first episode is the most exciting part for me, especially that we would now see how the audience would react to this series after waiting and getting hyped with all the promos we have been doing. I’m also excited to hear from them kung kaninong character sila talaga mas nakaka-relate as we go on,” campaign manager Bea Paguia said.
“Playing Max is definitely a huge honor for me yet the pressure to it is just as big because her story is one of those that’s easily misinterpreted by many. On Campus, as a whole, is a true to life series that foregrounds the way one powers through his or her battles waged within — something I’m sure everyone can relate to. By the end of each episode, you’ll surely find yourself asking questions that will have an impact on your life,” Margaux Lim, who plays the role of Max, said.
Watch the first episode of On Campus on TOMCAT - UST’s official Facebook page and Youtube channel. Stay tuned on how Max and the rest of the promising characters hustle their way through another year in an online learning environment.
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