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…

Today is for revising

I love revising more than writing. I love editing more than shooting. Is there something with me? Heehee.

(What I learned) Today

(I will try to post as often as I can. I am trying a new writing / creative process – a process that’s more long-term and not just everytime I have a screenplay to write. This is my entry for today. (I was meaning to write a longer “Things I leared today” but I just…

Today

I love today. Woke up late – but that meant I had eight hours of sleep. Which is a big deal because I used to have just four to five for eight months! Chatted with my editor Ben about draft 1 – he has a lot of great insight! Must incorporate them. Started writing. Had…

Lucky me

I was finishing my script revisions inside the coffee shop and he was outside vaping. When I went out, he handed me a rose. No occasion, no anniversary. No special event. He just wanted to give me a rose. No particular reason. He gave me a rose because he wants to.  And sometimes that’s reason…