Multi-tasking

I’m on the set of #foolishmovie waiting for the lights to be set up, and I’m here thinking about another film concept I’ve always wanted to do. Anuba ako, hindi mapirmi! Kaloka ka, bes! Hala, kinakausap na ang sarili, tara na kasi, take na tayo, kung ano-ano naiisip ko!

#foolishmovie Pt. 1

Tuwing nakakatapos ako masulat at/o gumawa ng pelikula, isa sa mga lagi kong pagsisisi e ‘yung hindi ko ko naisulat man lang ‘yung journey. Wala tuloy akong mabalikan kapag gusto kong mapangiti o gusto kong bumalik ‘yung kung ano mang ningas ang meron ako nung mga panahong iyon. Kaya sisimulan ko dito. Pangalanan nating #foolishmovie…

Oh it happens all the time

“I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.” – Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close #foolishmovie

Millennials

Been working with a lot of young millennials lately, and while there are still some who give millennials a bad name, there are a handful who remind of the fire I used to have. I see them work with so much passion and dedication to a story I ask them to tell with me, without…

G.V.

Must turn this day into G.V.! 7:30am pa lang, hindi pwedeng B.V. na agad! Let me revisit an old story then. Tagal na natengga, baka ito na ang tamang panahon.

Drivam

Si manong service driver, kabadong-kabado nung sumundo! Sorry raw late siya, traffic din kasi, tapos umulan pa, sorry po, sorry talaga, dito na lang po tayo dumaan, mukhang mas traffic pa po sa C5, tapos nung malapit na kami sa location, tanaw na namin ang set-up, paikot na kami, kinabahan uli siya kasi no U-Turn…

What do you want to say?

A good friend read my script. He liked it. Natuwa ako kasi mahirap ‘yun i-please. Sabi niya, ito raw ang pinaka-compelling na Acts 1 and 2 na nasulat ko. Medyo napa-a tear fell ako doon, kasi nahirapan talaga akong isulat ito. Ang tagal ko bago napirmi sa gusto kong kwento, sa gusto kong takbuhin ng…

Sayang

It’s always the case – the day after a shoot, you wake up telling yourself, argh you should have done this, should’ve done that, should’ve taken that shot, should’ve asked for another take, should’ve prepared more, puro sana, sana, sana. Hayayay. On good days, a good meal can make me forget. Pero minsan kahit agahan…

Condescension

I hate this. I hate condescending people, but I hate condescending friends on a greater level. I know sometimes they’re not aware of it, but argh, aren’t we too old not to be self-aware??? Or maybe I just think too highly of them that I overlook the fact that they’re immature for their age. Ack,…

Disturbing news

Just read news about a grocery supervisor who was “mauled to death” by an indie actor. Kumabog dibdib ko habang binabasa ang ginawa sa biktima. Tangina naman, bakit kailangang patayin? Bakit kailangang may mamatay? Nakakaawa ‘yung matanda. Dyosko. Ano ba ‘tong nangyayari sa mundo natin? Nasaan na ang kabutihan, ang pang-unawa? Makes all my other…