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!!!!!!!

Koyaanisqatsi

Iwan ko lang dito dahil: putek naman, ngayon ko lang nalaman ang Koyaanisqatsi!!! Bakit??? And it took me 20th Century Women to find out. Mygad. Sorry, my film roots. I have failed you.

Re-post: Bos, Para Po sa Real World

(Because it’s graduation season, I’m reposting something I wrote for my fresh grad self in 2006. That was ten years ago! But I think whatever I was feeling here as a fresh grad still rings true to at least one fresh grad today who used to think she cam change the world then started to…

Lipat-bahay

Naglilipat ako ngayon ng file ng script ko for Film #1 (ito ‘yung current dream film ko, wala pang title. Di ko malagay ‘yung working title kasi may pangalan ng artista. E baka mausog hehe.) Huling hinawakan ko ang script na ito, February 2 pa. Mahigit isang buwan na. Tapos sumabak agad ako sa next…

Today, I spent 80usd for a scriptwriting software

This is Fade In, a scriptwriting software for stingy writers like me who’s tired of the bugs of Celtx. For the past three screenplays I’ve written via Celtx, it has been a headache 50% of the time – file closing suddenly without saving automatically, sequence numbering gets messed up too often, big spaces in between…

Today, I arrive in Coron with Aaron Sorkin

After my “emotional breakdown” (I placed that in quotes because I know it is not a real emotional breakdown; I don’t want to use that phrase lightly) last month that turned into a lightbulb moment, I vowed to keep on learning, keep on making myself a better storyteller, writer and director. My goal is when…

Today, 4 years ago

This morning, my Timehop app reminded me that I wrote the ending of That Thing Called Tadhana four years ago today. Here are some notes as I saw this photo again: 1. Look at that filename! DREAMFILMSEQ.docx. O ‘di ba, all caps! Wala pa akong title nito sa pelikulang ito nun malamang, kaya nag-isip ako…

Revising again

(I decided to let you in on how I write, revise, re-write, build my screenplay. So when we finally turn this into a film, meron tayong sikretong malupit, inside jokes. But mostly because, this a good excuse to procrastinate hihihi.) Today is revising day again. I cannot revise on a computer. I’m old school –…

Today – continued

One week before my deadline, umemotional breakdown ako – hindi naman Mariah-Mimi level o walling, crane up level. Tamang dramathon sa hapon level lang. In-assess ko ang sarili ko – as a writer and as a director – or as a writer who happens to direct her own screenplays and as a director who happens…