“On making your first full-length, and how it breaks your heart”

Note: I wrote this to my high school friends’ (we call our group Bugsy) Facebook group page on one madaling araw of October 2011, days before I shot the awards night sequence, one of the most important scenes in my first full-length film. That scene was the film’s ending, and we had to simulate a…

this won’t be the last time

I just received news that my short film will be screened at the Asian Hotshots Film Festival in Germany on October. I told my good friend Chinggay about it and asked her if she wants to come to Berlin and watch the Festival with me. The hotel accommodations will most probably be free, but the airfares…

Ba’t hindi ako nagsulat nung nasa Santorini ako?

Sa Santorini, kada magdadapit-hapon na, bandang mga 8pm sa pagkakaalala ko, pero maliwanag pa, papunta lahat ng mga tao, na karamihan ay turista, sa dulo ng Oia. Hahanap ng pwesto nila, paharap sa Aegean Sea, yung maluwag, kumportable, yung kasya ang tripod nila, yung hindi mahaharangan ng ulo ng iba ang view. At pag mag-uumpisa…

Baka bingi, baka lang ha

“Direk, ano pong gusto nyong ipabili?” tanong ni Ate A, ang aming errand runner, kay Direk Joyce sa acting workshop ng Kimmy Dora. (Kahit beterano na ang mga artistang kasama sa pelikula, kailangan pa rin ang acting workshop para maging komportable ang mga artista sa kanilang bagong karakter at sa isa’t isa.) “Drip tall sa…

In memory of Alexis and the old me he wrote about

Ginawan ako ni Chard ng isang napakagandang recommendation letter para dun sa filmmaking workshop na sasalihan ko. Isa kasi yun sa mga requirements. Last year, dapat sasali ako, pero ewan ko, nawala sa isip ko. Nung nalaman ko na, tatlong araw na lang e deadline na. Kahit sabi ng FedEx, We Deliver., hindi naman nila…

Please allow me to rant in English

I feel soooo bad that I missed the deadline of this year’s Gawad CCP for Alternative Film and Video. Argh! I was waiting for their December call for entries (they always announce it on that month) so I can submit my short film Tumbang Preso, have its screening in January in CCP’s Little Theater, then pray…