Heard we’ll be having a school launch and a theatre launch next week. POPCOM is not planning to release this in the commercial theatres, though. Here’s the trailer:
Unang sabak ito ni Erick sa pagdidirek ng pelikula (kaya nga New Breed, eh) at naatasan ako bilang Line Producer at Editor ng pelikula. Bida rito sina Edgar Allan Guzman bilang Intoy at Mercedes Cabral bilang Jenny.
Ang librong ito ay isa palang kulto.
I miss the feeling of watching my film on the big screen. It’s an accomplishment and a validation, something that reminds me to give myself a pat on the back.
Here’s the trailer.
17 July/Sun 1:30PM Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 3
21 July/Thu 9:00PM Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theatre)
23 July/Sat 9:00PM Greenbelt 3 – Cinema 5 (talkback)
Unfortunately, I don’t have any idea how much the tickets will be. See you there!
I was invited by good friend Ray Gibraltar to mentor and judge in their Indie Film Festival, part of the Bantayan Festival celebration. This indie festival, a brainchild of then Guimbal Mayor and now Iloilo Vice-Governor Richard Garin, aims to promote their municipality’s talents as they make films with Guimbalanon filmmakers, staff, actors and must use the Karay-a dialect.
It was a fun stay in Guimbal with fellow filmmaker EJ Salcedo, director of Third World Happy starring Sam Milby (which will be exhibiting at the Jeonju International Film Festival this May) who also mentored Directing and Production Design for the “kids”.
Some pictures of the Tribal Dance competition featuring 33 baranggays in the Municipality divided into 9 tribes.
Upcoming indie actors Nick Guila (theatre actor, Orosman at Zafira), Patrick Esteban (Hinala), Paul Jake Paule (theatre actor, 2010 Aliw awardee), Mehdi Gohlami (tv, All about Adam) complete the ensemble of cast, directed by award-winning director Ray Defante Gibraltar (Timawa at Delgado, Wanted: Border). Being a married heterosexual, he expressed his interest in directing a gay love story so I opened up the possibility of me producing a project about gays in the fraternity.
I think this film came out pretty well. I must say, Palanca-winner John Teodoro’s poetry made the film interesting. With haunting music by Monet Silvestre. Yeah, famed mentor in Pinoy Dream Academy, I had goosebumps when I finished watching the film. Seriously. And this is his first full-length, believe it or not. I’m proud of this film.
‘BROD’ will be shown in Manila theatres on February 16, 2011, a post-Valentine treat for gays and straights alike. Trust me, this one transcends beyond a gay love story. Love is bittersweet, eh?