“Dance is like a song. You have to mean every word and let it flow.” – Enrique Lagdameo, In Nomine Matris
More than two years ago, I received an invitation from Ida Tiongson to watch a Flamenco show in Makati. I haven’t seen a live Flamenco presentation before that’s why I immediately said yes. Let’s just say that I went home with big appreciation to those who are passionate in doing what they love to do. Let’s admit it: Only a few can dance Flamenco today and the chance to watch a show is quite rare nowadays.
In The Name of the Mother: Ava and Mara expressing their emotions through Flamenco
When I heard that Will Fredo is scheduled to make a film about Flamenco dancers, I find his vision to be ‘too ambitious’. Making a full-length movie takes too much effort and hardwork, but with a good support system and talented people, a dream project is doable.
Cinemalaya Week! It is the season wherein independent filmmakers and supporters are united to watch some of the best Pinoy movies produced within the year. Now on its sixth year, Cinemalaya offers new categories that will surely make every moviegoer confused on which film to watch first.
Mercedes Cabral is 'smoking hot' in Ganap na Babae's 'Minsan May Isang Puta' segment
The opening night happened last July 9, 2010 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Being a part of the print media (in a way LOL) has its perks, and I was able to get a pass from the Pinoy Parazzi office. I arrived in the venue at 7pm and was able to catch the trailers of the different movies competing at the New Breed, Shorts and Director’s Showcase category. The directors of the films featured this year were also introduced, and a lot of people were interested with the different themes presented (although most of them tackle political and social issues).
The main reason why I went there is for the screening of the opening film. If last year Martin and Alix collaborated with Piolo Pascual and other mainstream artists to produce the Brocka tribute film Manila, three lady directors joined forces for a film for women by women titled ‘Ganap na Babae’.
HUBO Productions, the team behind the indie films such as ‘Compound’ and ‘Sa Pagdapo ng Mariposa’, isÂ set to do another indie film. This time,they are collaborating with Trinity Hearts Media for the movie In Nomine Matris. The said film will be directed by Will Fredo.
The storyline has something to do with drama, romance and dancing! I’m pretty interested with the project since I found out that a dance choreographer from Spain will train the actors and dancers that will make it on the film.
The team behind this wonderful project is still scouting for potential lead actors. Please refer to the requirements below: