Pakiramdam

Gusto na kitang maramdaman. Sana dumating na. At pag dumating ‘yun, alam ko na. Alam ko na. #pelikula #simula Advertisements

Almosts

Una kaming nagkita ni Dan nung 2013. Pero dapat pala mas napaaga. Nung March 2006, na-nominate ang short film kong ‘plano sa Ateneo Video Open. Estudyante pa lang ako nun sa UP – graduating na, ginagawa ko na ang thesis ko. Sumakto ang awarding nung shoot ng thesis ko. Gustung-gusto ko talagang makapunta kasi unang…

UPCAT

My Uber ride took a side trip to UP and I was reminded that today is UPCAT day. Ang daming naglalakad na mga estudyante, karamihan hindi maipinta ang mukha at may kasabay na nanay o tatay. Ngayon ang simula ng araw na hindi sila makakatulog kakahintay kung ang darating bang envelope sa bahay nila next…

Fire

Oh, child, don’t be too ahead of your time; it’s a little too early to lose the fire in your eyes.

What would you do

What would you do if the film that you’ve always wanted to make, that you’ve spent months developing, that you’re already this close to starting, that set your heart on fire again, suddenly won’t see the light of day? Will you walk away and believe that when you’ve done almost everything to make it happen,…

Jardin du Luxembourg

Hindi namin ito nakita ni Dan dati, pero nung napuntahan ko na, ay wow, jusko, literal, napatigil ako sa hagdan pababa. Ewan ko ba, may kakaibang saya kang nabigay sa’kin. Parang biglang nakita ko ang Secret Garden. Maganda ‘yung lugar, oo, pero higit pa run eh – parang ang sarap lang umupo, magsulat, magpahinga, makipag-usap,…

Fuck you, Chard, you made me cry

Then he sent me this message: “LYSB should always remind you why you’re doing films. To touch people.” Kapag pala galing sa kaibigan, mas nakakaiyak. Mahal kita, Chard. Maraming salamat.

Homestretch

Kwento ko lang – pinakinggan namin kanina music ng ending ng pelikula. Found myself crying. Hindi ko alam kung dahil ba maganda ang music o dahil na-overwhelm ako na matatapos na kami sa wakas, pero wow, that was a good cry. I cried tears of joy over my movie – tagal ko na ‘tong ‘di…

Relax, it’s just a movie

Minsan, gusto mo na lang magalit, magwala, i-turn back ang time, pero maiisip mo, 1. Things happen for a reason nga pala, and 2. it’s just a movie. No. 2 holds true if you don’t really care about the movie. But I do. So let me read No. 1 over and over again until I…