Fan Girl thoughts 006 + Boldstar thoughts 002

Fan Girl first. Lemme just share that I loved Teresa Barrozo’s music for Fan Girl. Ugh, I can’t rave about it enough. This collab with Tere is long overdue. Been trying to get her for my previous films, but our schedules won’t always match — mainly because you know how it is with studio films….

Writing thoughts, free writing

Lately, I’m finding myself in this familiar dilemma again — I can’t seem to write. I’ve tried everything. Locked myself in a hotel room to write, spent the whole day in a café to write, even went out of the country to write. But write I did not. My deadline was October 1st. It’s now…

Boldstar thoughts 001: APM served some lovin’

Here in our hotel in Busan, South Korea after a full day of meetings with potential investors and partners at the Asian Project Market for Boldstar. If you’ve been following this blog, you might remember it from two years ago. Was already supposed to shoot this film, but of course, life happened. This is even…

Useless update

Today, I cooked arroz ala cubana for lunch. Without the banana. So I guess it’s just ground meat-silog. Masarap naman. That’s all. Told ya it’s a useless update.

No to Sanchez’s Release

Huli kong sali sa rally, nasa UP pa ako. Ang ipinaglalaban, budget cut at tuition fee hike. Mahigit sampung taon na rin pala ‘yun. Ngayon lang uli ako sumama sa rally. Para sumigaw sa harap ng DOJ na wag palayain ang baboy na rapist at mamamatay-taong si Sanchez. Grade 3 ako nung ginahasa at pinatay…

Fan Girl thoughts 005: A favorite

Fan Girl is slowly but surely becoming my favorite filmmaking experience among all my films. Cinema is the process, as Raya Martin would remind me, and Fan Girl‘s three-year process has been very fulfilling so far. We took a long time developing the script, finding our lead actors (especially the fan girl! If only I…


I’m going to meet one of my favoritest screenwriters on Thursday to formally ask him to write my next feature film. Eeeeeeeeeeek! I am a fan of his work both in theater and film!!! If plans push through, this is going to be my first film that’s not written by me. I’ve always written all…

Fan Girl thoughts 004: See previous post

Because this is an update. I’ve just seen the latest edit…and I’m happy. Waited three years to make this film. Now I know why. This is the perfect time to do this. So yes, everything really happens for a reason.

Fan Girl thoughts 003

Nothing much. Just excited to see the latest edit of Fan Girl in a few hours. Being this excited to watch my film’s edit is always a good sign. Fingers crossed!


I should really remember to make this a habit – not let a day pass without watching the day’s episode of Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah, and always read the breaking news notifs from the NY Times app. My IG follows mostly artist, design, architecture, travel and food accounts, and it’s nice to…