THE critically acclaimed film “Birdshot” launches worldwide in top video streaming platform Netflix. The award-winning indie film, directed by Mikhail Red and presented by TBA Studios, Globe Studios and Pelikula Red, can soon be viewed by audiences around the world.

“Birdshot” garnered international attention as the Best Film in the Asian Future Tokyo Film Fest 2016 and as the Oscar selection for the Philippines in 2017.

It was also hailed by Variety magazine critic Richard Kuipers as “wonderfully directed and performed” and “…a compelling study in the loss of innocence while offering potent commentary on the state of things in the Philippines.” He made special mention of lead actress Mary Joy Apostol for her magnetic screen presence that enabled her to hold her own in the company of reliable pros Arnold Reyes and John Arcilla.

“Birdshot” will be the first Philippine content released locally on Netflix, and will be available on the platform internationally on Monday.

“Birdshot is a mesmerizing thriller that’s beautifully shot and since its debut, the movie has been widely recognized by critics, and we are confident that it will equally resonate with the more than 117 million Netflix members globally,” said Robert Roy, vice president of content acquisition at Netflix.

Director Mikhail Red is equally excited about “Birdshot” being included in the Netflix lineup of offerings. (PR)