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.
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 🙂
Though the show started a bit late, I am still thankful that they opted to stay and watch my films. 😛 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 😛 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 😛
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 :
For photos found at Billycoy’s Set. Thanks again for the pictures! 😀
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 😛