“I’m very happy with the way things are going na I’m going international na. Konti lang nakakagawa niyan. So thank You to God that He’s blessing me, thank you to my sponsors, thanks to my management. Sila Carlo Orosa works really hard. Kahit maliit kami na kompanya sa Stages eh talagang tutok sila sa amin. Hindi kami pinapabayaan,” he explained.
"The actors get bigger talent fees compared to singers because they have more endorsements and they do teleseryes but if we are only talking about earnings as a singer, I believe I am quite comfortable with my talent fees," added Christian.
The movie Jayden’s Choir reportedly has a budget of half a million US dollars (equivalent to Php 225 million). It is directed by Awi Suryadi who has helmed 9 films in the past, including the hit Indonesian movie of 2010 titled I Know What You Did On Facebook.
He got to work with Indonesian actress Iwa Ribowo, who plays his mom in the movie. “I thought she would be my leading lady. She looks so young, even though she’s a veteran actress. She’s generous with acting advice, too. She made me feel relaxed on the set,” Bautista recounts.
He also shared the screen with a Filipina singer, Maribeth, who’s now based in Jakarta. He recalls, “She’s been living there for a long time. She taught me about Indonesian culture.”