four years as an artist

I was always afraid to call myself an artist when I was younger. I was writing all the time and I definitely had ambitions but I had such high regard for artists and what they do that I was not ever going to call myself one until I felt that I had earned that right.…Read more four years as an artist


Beneath My Skin (video)

To celebrate World AIDS Day 2016, Niccolo Cosme released a new exhibit called XIV. Niccolo has always used Christian iconography in his art and XIV is an allusion to the stations of the cross. His paintings were painted with HIV-positive blood and narrated the untold stories of people living with HIV in the Philippines. The opening…Read more Beneath My Skin (video)

The Road to World AIDS Day 2016

I came to Manila to help launch Niccolo Cosme's upcoming projects leading up to World AIDS Day 2016. Niccolo Cosme's annual Headshot Clinic for World AIDS Day would be making its 8th year and that is a very special event in my life as it marks my personal coming out as a person living with…Read more The Road to World AIDS Day 2016

Sonata — now available on HOOQ

The film I wrote, Sonata, which was nominated at the Asian International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) and where Cherie Gil won a Best Actress trophy at the AIFFA is now available online through HOOQ. There are still no DVDs available but you can watch it online through the service of HOOQ. So, please,…Read more Sonata — now available on HOOQ

My AIFFA 2015 experience

I arrived home yesterday from Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia. I attended the AIFFA (ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards) as a representative of Sonata. I was with other filmmakers and actors and actresses from the Philippines including Cherie Gil, Allen Dizon (representing Magkakabaung), JM Rodriguez, and Mercedes Cabral (both representing Red). It is my first…Read more My AIFFA 2015 experience

Off to Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia for the AIFFA 2015

I guess it is okay to talk about it now, but I'm going to be attending the ASEAN International Film Festival Awards 2015 in Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia as part of the Filipino delegation for being the screenwriter of Sonata with our producer and lead star Cherie Gil. Our little film that we poured all our…Read more Off to Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia for the AIFFA 2015

On Fire: A Review of Arbol de Fuego

Arbol de Fuego is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, which I took up in Drama class in college. I remember bits and pieces but forgot it pretty quickly favouring Lysistrata and King Lear and Death of a Salesman, which we also took in class. So I felt a bit comfortable coming into…Read more On Fire: A Review of Arbol de Fuego