Category Archives: qiyamah

Who is Mahdi?

It is a good thing to know more about our religion as each day passes by. For today, let us listen to this beautiful lecture about The Mahdi who will be our guidance when the day of judgment is growing near.Mahdi – the guided and the guidance. Before…

we have a picture lock.

After toiling for weeks in the editing room with my editor Arnel Barbarona, we have a picture lock. It is ten minutes shorter than we have projected. Editing on site during the shoot made our work easier. At the end of each day, we assembled the shots …

it’s a wrap

We just finished the principal photography of Qiyamah in Cotabato City. I’m proud and happy with the outcome. Despite the daily bombings during the shoot, not to mention a coconut falling on the shoulder of one of our lead actors, everybody went home i…

on location

I’ve been location hunting for the past two weeks. Three towns in Maguindanao – Buluan, Datu Paglas and Pagalungan – were initially shortlisted because of their diversity in landscape and availability of technical and logistical support from both local…

fresh start

After all the ranting, heaven has answered my prayers. 2012 ushers in a new film project Qiyamah. In the film, residents of a rural village in Maguindanao are horrified when the sun rises in the West. According to Islamic belief, this phenomeno…