Okay, this is going to sound too full of myself but I just discovered that all my four shorts will be screened at the Cinemalaya festival. So for those of you who are curious about my growth as a filmmaker (growth daw o?), here is the sked:
Cinemalaya 2005 Shorts
featuring ALIMUOM by Rommel Tolentino, BABAE by Sigrid Bernardo, BLOODBANK by Pam Miras, KULTADO by Lawrence Fajardo, MANSYON by Joel Ruiz, PANGINIPAN by Anna Isabelle Matutina
16 July/Wed, 12:45PM (CCP Silangan Hall)
** this is the first short I ever did. I don’t recommend this, but if you wanna see how much of a loser I was (and oh, how young and angsty), go see it. Plus, you get to see the first shorts of Cinemalaya which I think until now (and because I’m very biased to the first batch of Cinemalaya) were the best selection ever. Especially since there were only 6 finalists despite the many entries.
Cinemalaya 2006 Shorts B
featuring ORASYON by Rommel Tolentino, PARANG PELIKULA by Hubert Tibi,
PUTOT by Jeck Cogama, PUWANG by Anna Isabelle Matutina, SA SILAW by
18 July/Fri, 12:45PM (CCP Silangan Hall)
** was recently shown again last month at the Katorse Shorts regular run. There were some reviews about this already. Mixed feedback. But if you wanna see the late indie actor, Ka Elmo, in one of his best and saddest performances, watch this. I still freak out once in a while when I see this knowing that he’s gone now.
KATORSE: Best of IndieSine Shorts ’08(Special Screening)
featuring AMBULANCIA by Richard Legaspi; ANG KAPALARAN NI VIRGIN MARIO by Ogi Sugatan; DEAD LETTER by Grace Orbon; IKASIYAM NA PALAPAG by Anna Isabelle Matutina; LABABO by Seymour Barros Sanchez; MANYIKA by John Wong; PAGBUGTAW by Seymour Barros Sanchez; WALONG LINGGO by Anna Isabelle Matutina
** this I absolutely recommend. Ika-Siyam na Palapag is my 2nd short and the shortest one I did. Produced the same year as Panaginipan, it’s my most successful short so far. Mixed reactions also. Some people get it, some really don’t. Walong Linggo, on the other hand, is the easiest to watch among all my shorts. It’s very different from the past 3 ones I did. No more heavy drama, no more tragic endings, no dialogue. Plus, it features eight lovely poems in Tanaga form (the Filipino version of the Haiku).