Short Film Screening at Tomato Bomb’s Eksena


December 15, 2009 is a memorable day for me as a film maker. Why? Because for the first time, my short films entitled Kuya Bunso and The 12th of June were shown in a non-blogger event. Thanks to Mr. Mike Dagnalan (Isnats, River of Dreams, Karoler), who serves as one of my mentors at the Sinelab Scriptwriting Workshop for inviting me to be a part of this month’s Eksena at Tomato Bomb.

Blogger Actors @ Tomato Bomb

Blogger Actors @ Tomato Bomb

I invited some of my blogger friends (mostly part of the production team) two nights before the film showing. I am quite confident because the feedback in the Davao Bloggers screening was positive. In fact, half of them preferred Kuya Bunso though most of the girls preferred The 12th of June for obvious reasons πŸ™‚

Me giving a background on Kuya Bunso and The 12th of June

Me giving a background on Kuya Bunso and The 12th of June

Though the show started a bit late, I am still thankful that they opted to stay and watch my films. πŸ˜› Sir Mike gave me the chance to talk infront and give a short background on the films. I mentioned that Kuya Bunso is actually the script that I worked on for the entire workshop. The biggest challenge he and Sir Melchor gave me is to find the right actor. Thank God i found Jehz to play the lead role and Cai to play the role of the younger teenage sister. We shot the film for two days last January 2009. It was a project of many firsts for most of us.

The reaction of the audience with The 12th of June is a big surprise on my part. I never thought i’d be good in making a feel-good yet may patama short film πŸ˜› Thanks to the cast and crew especially to Jade Lopez for agreeing to give life to the virtual assistant named Eloisa. =)

I won’t be posting more details for now. I will just wait for the blog entries of those who made it that night πŸ˜›

Shoutouts to Cai, Ada, Shena, Fitz, Dax, Kenjo, Diwa, Lizz, Josh, Jane, Chris, TheBadMonkey, Billycoy and Penelope.

Here are some photos taken by Billycoy last Tuesday night :

Cai Abbass, the lead actress of Kuya Bunso playing with Diwa's signature hat :D

Cai Abbass, the lead actress of Kuya Bunso playing with Diwa's signature hat πŸ˜€

Ada Lajara appeared in both Kuya Bunso and The 12th of June. Short scenes yet she made a mark :P

Ada Lajara appeared in both Kuya Bunso and The 12th of June. Short scenes yet she made a mark πŸ˜›

I'm not nervous. Am i?

I'm not nervous. Am i?

POSITIVE: They're next.

POSITIVE: They're next.

For photos found at Billycoy’s Set. Thanks again for the pictures! πŸ˜€

It truly feels great to finally see the script you worked on turn into a short film. It’s nice to see a character you built have a life. It’s nice to see mixed reactions from the crowd and i am determined to make more next year πŸ˜›

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9 Comments to Short Film Screening at Tomato Bomb’s Eksena

  1. Cai
    December 17th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Yeay! On to the next project!
    *muahmuah*

  2. Mike Dagñalan
    December 17th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    You made us proud at SINELAB WORKSHOP! More films from Mica Rodriguez! ;0)

  3. dlysen
    December 17th, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Sana mapanood ko po ung film nyo.

  4. Lizz
    December 17th, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Congrats again, girl! πŸ˜€

  5. Ada
    December 17th, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Bomb na bomb mica πŸ˜€ Congrats ulet girl!

  6. Louis Dizon
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Congrats Mica! Ipagpatuloy lang ang pag gawa ng mga films. Pahingi naman ng kopya. Hehe.

  7. jehzlau
    December 28th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    wooooooooot! ang dami palang pumunta. sayang wala ako. wah!

  8. pusang-kalye
    December 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. Happy New Year Everyone…..

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