Recently, we posted an explainer video on the BeamAndGo.com site and on our YouTube Channel (http://youtu.be/jItsKJjMLPk). If you are unfamiliar with the term, an “explainer video” is a short online video used to explain a company’s product or service in a simple and entertaining manner.
The premise of our video is a female overseas worker who forgets to remit money to her family back in Manila. Causing some alarm.
But fear not, BeamAndGo to the rescue. Within minutes she’s able to make sure her family has the means to purchase groceries. As a result, no one goes hungry.
This scenario is fairly common.
However, some viewers didn’t think the video was all that innocent.
If you have seen the video, you’ll recognize him as the guy who tells the woman to “chillax” and proceeds to explain how to use BeamAndGo.
Chillax y’all, he’s just the flat mate.
Nothing scandalous is going on here. He’s being a friend and helping her with her predicament. He provides her with the URL, how to start it up, and then goes through all the steps (there are only 3!) to ensure that she’s able to provide for her family.
I think it’s admirable. Don’t you?
Sure, we could have depicted a husband working abroad and his wife staying back home to take care of the kid. But we chose the opposite and didn’t see a problem with that. Here’s why …
First, these days, both men and women work for a living; it is common to see women in the workforce doing the same jobs as men.
Second, in 2014, over 50% of Filipinos that work abroad are women.
And lastly, over 20% of households in the Philippines are supported by a family member working abroad. Those left behind are not lazy but are unable to find a steady job or they work in a low paying job and need the overseas remittance to make ends meet.
What we depicted is typical. Is it sad? Yes, it’s very sad, but it happens all the time. It is NOT scandalous; it is a reflection of our times.
Now, I have to say a little more about the actor who plays the husband.
The actor who played the husband – Dino Pelagio – is also the lead software architect for BeamAndGo.com. When he’s not acting in our explainer videos, Dino is THE MAN responsible for developing all the software that makes BeamAndGo GO GO.
I have known Dino for more than 4 years. He is a very good software developer and one of the nicest guys I know. Furthermore, his peers respect him and enjoy working with him.
And according to his wife, Dino is an excellent father. (note: his daughter is also in the video).
At BeamAndGo, we love the guy. How can you not love a guy with smile like that?
If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch it at http://www.beamandgo.com or http://youtu.be/jItsKJjMLPk. If you have any questions or comments, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share it with your friends and family.