I was asked by my good friend Bia to help out in a passion project of hers. I met Bia last year at a shoot for Chalk magazine. It was fleeting and momentary. She was striking, and not just because she’s such a beauty. I bumped into her again during a Chalk party at Il Ponticello and amidst the chaos of the bar and the dance music, we ended up huddled in one corner and talking and talking about movies.
Bia is a photographer and a filmmaker. So, we immediately found common ground and even though the party moved to a hotel room where a common friend was celebrating his birthday, we continued talking about films.
We quickly became close; to the point where we were working on several stories together with the hopes that I would end up writing for her. But work got in the way and nothing ever came about. And then, one day, she called me and said she was going to work on a passion project, a sort of documentary, and she wanted my help.
The project is Letters to the Future. Principal photography is done and she’s currently writing and editing the final product with the hopes of finishing before the year end, right before New Year’s Day. She wanted to try and capture the idealism and in mid-20 somethings in Manila.
This is the teaser.
I was a little wary coming into the project at the beginning. I didn’t see the bigger picture, the vision in its entirety. But being a part of the production process, I felt a strong emotional reaction to the whole thing. I got affected by the whole thing and, now, I’m so excited to see how it will end up.
I’m glad, in my own small little way, that I’m part of this project.
If you are interested and want to know more, join the Facebook Page of Letters to the Future here. I hope you do. Like the page, watch the YouTube teaser and like it and let us know what you think. I know Bia would love to hear from you. And I can feel it, this is going to be very powerful and moving. I was so pleasantly surprised.