late night Tagaytay

So last Monday, my friends Jasper and Celina just asked me if we wanted to go to Tagaytay for dinner on Wednesday instead of our usual hangout and drink session, which we do once a week. And I just said 'yes' without thinking too hard about it. So by 3:30 on Wednesday, Celina and Jasper…Read more late night Tagaytay

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freshmen

Last Saturday, Ida del Mundo and I held the first day of a 5-day workshop on screenwriting that we are giving 15 freshmen of the Digital Film Department in Benilde. They all applied and they are the ones that we had chosen after our screening of their works. I was super excited to be meeting…Read more freshmen

the need for Scriptwriters

Just this morning, my colleague and the chairperson for the department, Joey Reyes, called me to talk about some important department activities we are setting up but also to tell me that he is judging another festival and he remarked that "there is a need for scriptwriters because people don't know how to write scripts."…Read more the need for Scriptwriters

‘Open’ begins shooting tomorrow

So they made an official announcement yesterday. T-Rex Entertainment in co-production with Black Sheep held a story conference for our movie, tentatively titled¬†Open. Direction by Andoy Ranay, the film follows a couple, Rome and Ethan, as they take a journey, as a couple, into an open relationship just a few months before their wedding. We…Read more ‘Open’ begins shooting tomorrow

the last two chapters of 2018

Last Friday night (or the early morning of Saturday, depends on how you look at it), I finished the last segment of the script of the documentary I'm working on. After reading files and files of transcripts of over two months worth of interviews, I've finally been able to cut up all the necessary sound…Read more the last two chapters of 2018

in the deep end with Daniel Sloss

I just saw the two-part comedy special¬†Daniel Sloss: Live Shows on Netflix and I'm still reeling. What a brilliant mind! He's funny but also thought-provoking and he's a genius at narrative construction in a stand-up comedy format. He sets up the narrative, fills it in with jokes, and then proceeds to talk about a very…Read more in the deep end with Daniel Sloss

got a call from Viva

I was in the middle of writing when I got a text from my Tita June Rufino, who works at Viva. She was my dad's manager back when he was still active in the industry and she's a family friend. When dad semi-retired, we haven't heard from Tita June in a while because she's extremely…Read more got a call from Viva