What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)

I was interviewed by CNN Philippines Life for the article What makes a great Filipino horror film?. I'm part of a group of amazing Filipino filmmakers like Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Jerrold Tarog (Aswang,┬áSana Dati), Jade Castro (Zombadings), and others. I'm with really in great company here. I was included as the screenwriter of T'yanak.┬áTake…Read more What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)

What We Learned from Heneral Luna

So I finally got to watch the much-talked about film, Heneral Luna, and I've been out of commission when it came to writing for Juice for a long while now and while I have the nicest, kindest editors in the world; they were slightly nudging me to write something about the film. It was such…Read more What We Learned from Heneral Luna

Sonata screening at Fully Booked BGC on November 26 at 6:30pm

I saw this on a friend's wall in Facebook and saw that Sonata will be part of this screening of the best Filipino films of 2013. I'm so happy to hear that Sonata is still being screened and that people will have a chance to see our film. Please come and see it if you…Read more Sonata screening at Fully Booked BGC on November 26 at 6:30pm

Thoughts while still on a Film High

So I was lucky enough to catch thirteen of fifteen full-length features that were shown in this year's Cinemalaya. In one week, I've been catching as many films as I could and I don't think I can remember a time when I've seen so many Filipino films in one week at any given time. I'm…Read more Thoughts while still on a Film High

Cinemalaya 2013: there’s hope for Philippine cinema

So I've been watching a lot of the Cinemalaya movies for this year. I felt bad because I only got to see two films of last year's Cinemalaya. I saw Diablo, which I hated and that won Best Film, if you can believe; and Ang Nawawala by Marie Jamora, which I loved. I understood that…Read more Cinemalaya 2013: there’s hope for Philippine cinema