Category Archives: cartas de la soledad

ten, again

Every experience teaches you a lot of lessons. Doing Cartas de la Soledad surely was an excruciating journey but one with tons of valuable lessons. So in the tradition of Limbunan where I listed ten lessons learned, I’m listing not-so-new things that I…

cartas desde el infierno

The past few weeks have been hell. As the Cinema One Originals 2011 Digital Film Festival draws closer, I feel my entry Cartas de la Soledad is falling apart, slowly, bit by bit. There have been a lot of last-minute decisions. Not that I regret any of …

designing a film

I juggle the roles of director and production designer in my films. In Cartas de la Soledad, I will recreate a decrepit villa caught in a time warp. To be shot in Davao City, the house is a typical 1950s style. The interior design is a hodgepodge of st…

half

I’ve just finished shooting half of my film Cartas de la Soledad. It was a gruelling six-day shoot, with lots of drama and suspense both offscreen and onscreen. Lessons learned, too.

For instance, I will never shoot with a DSLR camera ever again….

sophomore jinx

It’s barely a month before the scheduled shoot of my second film Cartas de la Soledad, but everything is still a blur. One, we haven’t found the right location yet. A concrete house (circa 1950s) with a large garden and patio bordered by high walls l…

it’s a ferris wheel

How can I describe the past month except that it had been one heck of a giant Ferris wheel ride. Twenty eight days ago, my mother was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for lung congestion. Her oxygen level was very low while her carbon dioxide rose t…