Eheads at pelikula

Ito ‘yung gabing ang lakas ng ulan kaya hindi kami makapag-roll, pero nagpatugtog kami ng Eraserheads sa gitna ng talahiban at lahat kami – mula kina Julia at Joshua (nakakatuwang saulado niya ang lyrics!) hanggang sa mga nasa scaffolding hanggang sa aming nasa monitor set-up – kahit wala sa tono, sabay-sabay kumanta ng “minsan tayo…

Pack-up!

Today, I learned that Joshua, one of my actors, is a big fan of the Eraserheads – and he’s just 19!!! I was playing Eheads songs while setting up the last sequence, and I found him singing along to Minsan with me and the rest of the Star Cinema boys. I am a big Eheads…

Not prolific after all

Wrote three screenplays and developed one story in span of six months – my most prolific six months ever. I was proud of myself – because finally I am beginning to write again. I’m afraid only one of those four will be produced this year. For someone beginning to find fulfillment in writing and making…

Good classic romcom

I’ve been watching and re-watching a lot of Asghar Farhadi lately – his films, interviews, master classes, behind-the-scenes – to prepare my mind before I make films again (it’s been too long! My last film was 11 months ago!). Nasobrahan yata! Magpapagpag muna ako. Makapag-When Harry Met Sally na nga muna!

6:49am

It’s 6:49am and I can’t go back to sleep. 6:49am thoughts: If something you have always wanted to happen – say, a dream – falls through the cracks, do you blame yourself or your destiny? Do you say, oh, if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be, or do you think that you didn’t…

Giddy, happy, 3 reasons why

1. Kasi kumain kami ni Dan at ng Mama at Papa ko ng sushi at teppanyaki. Halos araw-arawin ko na ang Japanese fudam! Makakuha na nga ng franchise ng Tokyo Tokyo. Waw. 2. Today, I read the storyline of my other film. I won’t be writing the script – gusto ko sana pero hindi na…

Her words, not mine

Highlight of my day: Kanina, sa office, sinabihan ako ni Inang: anak, ang tagal ko nang iniisip kung sino ‘yung kamukha mo eh. Sino po? Si Mila Kunis. DROPS THE MIC. Ipatawag ang TV Patrol, paki-ere ito mamaya!!!!!!! Lolololol

Bad hair day

I’ve had enough bad haircuts in my life to know that GURL, TUTUBO RIN ‘YAN.

Making notes

Tomorrow, I’ll meet with my cinematographer Hermann, production designer Shari, and location manager Bons for Project Fangirl (I finally have a working title). I’m making notes on my script while I wait for Dan pitch for Cinema One Originals. (I hope he gets in!) I’d like to call my meeting tomorrow the Visuals Meeting. First…

Beast

Anuba iyak ako nang iyak sa Beauty and the Beast!!! (Oo ngayon ko lang napanood, at nung Grade 1 ako e wala pa ako paki sa love!!!) Si Beast nagpatulo ng luha sa’kin ehhhhhhh “Now I know she’ll never leave me Even as she fades from view She will still inspire me Be a part…

Robin

Dan: 75th anniversary ni Robin! Reading stuff.Ako: Robin as Robin Robin? Dan: Robin ni Batman. Sidekick niya. GRABE KA SAKIN, KILALA KO NAMAN SI ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dan: Sige nga. Ilan ang naging babaeng Robin? Ako: KILALA KO LANG SIYA! HINDI KAMI CLOSE!!!!!!!