#foolishmovie Pt. 4: LDR editing

Medyo pahirapan ‘tong workflow ng editing namin ni Ben ha. Nasa LA siya, nagdadagdag pa ng kaalaman sa pag-eedit, so doon siya mag-eedit habang nandito sa Manila ang footage. Umpisa pa lang kasi ng pagbuo ko ng kwento e kabatuhan ko na si Ben, kaya nilaban ko talagang siya pa rin ang mag-edit nito kahit…

Payat na me

Me to Row: Mga kapitbahay, magdiwang! 122lbs na lang ako!!! Row: Baka naman kakatae mo lang! BASHER!!!!!! BIBIG MO ROW!!!!

#foolishmovie Pt. 3: What’s in a title?

Ang hirap umisip ng film title, mga besh! Dapat catchy, dapat memorable, dapat encapsulates sa story in just a few words. So far, we have working titles – Five Years Later (is catchy, yes, may be memorable, yes, but the whole film isn’t about five years later anymore! It used to be, pero nag-evolve na…

For mama

Nagkwento si Mama kanina na may napanood siya sa TV na Christmas village. Sabi niya, ang sarap sigurong mag-Pasko sa ganon, ‘no? Sa Austria raw ‘yun. Kung dun kaya tayo mag-Pasko next year, sabi niya. O kaya uwi raw ng December 24, para nandito pa rin sa Pasko. Sabi ko, sige po! Kahit walang sigurado….

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…