Quantcast
Latest Stories
Home » byline

MTRCB reaches out to filmmakers

By
VILLAREAL. Establishes framework for cooperation.

Last April 2, we were at the MTRCB to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which aims to establish a framework of cooperation and platform for dialogue between the Directors Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) and the government agency.

| | Read More »

Best of both worlds for Joross Gamboa

By
GAMBOA. Thrilled about his college degree and altar date

It took Joross Gamboa 13 years to finish college at Southville International School and Colleges. From Computer Applications, he shifted to Nursing and, finally, Mass Communication.

| | Read More »

Paul Soriano has turned his dream into reality

By
paul-soriano

Director-Producer Paul Soriano gave a talk on “Producing an Independent Film” to the 2014 Cinemalaya finalists last Feb. 22 at the CCP. We were present the first time filmmaker Hannah Espia met Soriano, who ended up producing “Transit.”

| | Read More »

Impressive cast boosts family drama

By
GIL. Topbills Gabby Fernandez’s “Mana.”

We were fortunate to see the special preview of Gabby Fernandez’s “Mana” (showing on Feb. 19), directed by Gabby Fernandez and produced by De La Salle-College of St. Benilde for its silver jubilee celebrations.

| | Read More »

Filmmakers share their wishes for 2014

By
Sandejas. Greater opportunities.

We asked several directors what their wishes are for the coming year: Joey Reyes: Greater courage to innovate, and utilize the various media to encourage creativity. I pray for a much larger audience for independent filmmakers—lamenting the fact that the likes of Brillante Mendoza are more appreciated abroad than on their home turf. I hope we can develop a more discriminating audience.

| | Read More »

Boots gets her second chance at love

By
ROA (left), with attorney Francisco “King” Rodrigo Jr. inquirer photo

We bonded with Tita Boots Anson-Roa when we were in Europe with NUT to shoot his documentary about St. Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. There, she confided that, being a widow, loneliness would sometimes creep in, and she would just cry herself to sleep.

| | Read More »

Arnel Mardoquio helms silent film

By
MARDOQUIO. “We can tell stories even without dialogue.”

“Riddles of My Homecoming,” the sixth feature of Davao-based filmmaker Arnel Mardoquio, is competing in the Currents category of the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival, from Nov. 11-19 at Trinoma, Glorietta 4 and Robinsons Galleria. It’s a silent film, beautifully shot on Samal Island, and at the foot of Mount Apo, and Compostela Valley.

| | Read More »

Dream come true for new filmmaker

By
TORRE. Directs his famous uncle in “Kabisera.”

When Alfonso “Borgy” Torre III was a Communication Arts student at De La Salle University, we would catch him sleeping in class. But, his videos showed a lot of promise. In fact, after graduating, he made the short feature, “Bonsai,” which won at Cinemalaya. He also dabbled in editing feature films like “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang,” “Wapakman” and “Yanggaw.”

| | Read More »

Sean Ellis finds his way to ‘Metro Manila’

By
ELLIS. Saw three Filipino film classics before shooting his award-winning drama. Photo by Daniel Tan

Recently, we listened to UK-born director Sean Ellis and his actors, Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla and Althea Vega, as they discussed their acclaimed thriller, “Metro Manila,” at its British Embassy-sponsored screening.

| | Read More »

Gabby Fernandez re-emerges with ‘Mana’

By
FERNANDEZ. “Each family has its share of secrets.”

Recently, Megan Young was crowned Miss World, while Klarisse de Guzman placed second in “The Voice of the Philippines”—both are proud Benildeans. Young is a Digital Filmmaking student, while De Guzman is a product of the Music Production program.

| | Read More »

Copyright laws boost online revenues

By
EVERINGHAM AND SUWANMETHANON. Portray brothers in award-winning drama.

Last Aug. 29, we attended the Korea-Philippines Copyright Forum at the Dusit Thani Hotel, where filmmaker Young-Gil Park, chairman of the Korea Copyright Association, shared how Asian countries can take advantage of copyright laws.

| | Read More »

CineFilipino unreels on Sept. 17

By
AUNOR. Topbills “Ang Kwento ni Mabuti.”

The CineFilipino festival’s opening-night film (on Sept. 17) is “Walls of Hell,” a collaboration by National Artists Gerry de Leon, Eddie Romero and Fernando Poe Jr.. Its entries (eight full-length films and 10 shorts) will be shown at Newport Cinemas, the Lucky Chinatown Mall and Gateway Cineplex until Sept. 24.

| | Read More »