“As the evening of Thurs, 11 Aug, 2016, came and I was faced with a decision on which film to watch at 9 pm….This was actually my chance to see ‘Dahling Nick’ and so I just HAD to go and watch. And I didn’t have any regrets watching it! II’s a beauiful docu film!
Very glad I made this choice.”—DON GORDON BELL (ACTOR-PHOTOGRAPHER, after watching “Dahling Nick”).
PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW BY MR. DON GORDON BELL HIMSELF.
ON THE PHOTOS: ACTOR RAYMOND BAGATSING, LEAD STAR OF “DAHLING NICK”, SARI DELENA, KEITH SICAT, MS. CARMI MARTIN, RICKY LEE, MIKE HERRERA AND OTHER FRIENDS, STAFF AND CAST OF THE FILM, WHEN IT WAS SCREENED RECENTLY AT CINEMALAYA 2016.
SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, SIMPLE NA LANG SIGURO ANG KALIGAYAHAN MO. NGINGITI KA NA SA BANAYAD NA SALPOK NG HANGIN SA IYONG MUKHA, O SA MASASAYANG PATAK NG ULAN NA DUMADALOY BUHAT SA ULO MO, NA TILA BINIBIRO KA AT KINIKILITI…
SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, ISA LANG DIN SA MGA BAGAY NA HINIHILING MO AY ‘YUNG MAKAPANOOD KA NG MGA ARTISTIKONG PELIKULA NA GAWA NG MGA MAKABAGONG ARTISTIKONG NILALANG SA IKA-PITONG SINING.
NA MAPAPANOOD MO LAMANG SA ISANG PESTIBAL NA TULAD NG CINEMALAYA…
SA CLOSING DAY NG CINEMALAYA AY NASAKSIHAN MO LAHAT IYON. NADAMA NG LUBUSAN.
ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES.
mercedes cabral with blogger sssip
shandii bacolod (mercedes cabral’s manager) with blogger sssip
HAYUN KA AT NAKIPAG-USAP SA MGA HINDI BASTA-BASTANG FILM ARTISTS NA TULAD NINA DIREK JOEY ROMERO, BIBETH ORTEZA, RICKY LEE, JOEL LAMANGAN, ERIC RAMOS, MERCEDES CABRAL, SHANDII BACOLOD, PERRY ESCANO… AT IBA PA.
HAYUN KA AT BABA-AKYAT MULA SA RED CARPET STAIRS NG CCP – SA MAIN THEATER PABABA ULIT SA DREAM THEATER.
HINDI MO RIN ALAM, SI JACKIE AQUINO NA PALA YUNG NASA HARAP MO AT KAUSAP. SI JACKIE NA MULA SA MGA ANGKAN NG MGA AQUINO NA NABIRO-BIRO MO PA AT NAKIPAG-TAWANAN SA IYO…
HINDI MO RIN ALAM KUNG PAANO MO BABATIIN ANG INIIDOLO MONG SI LAURICE GUILLEN NA DUMAAN MISMO SA HARAP MO AT NINASA MONG HABULIN AT KUMUSTAHIN DAHIL MAGKAKILALA NAMAN KAYO…
MULA SA IBABA NG MAIN THEATER, TINANAW MO SI DIREK GIL PORTES, ANG IYONG ISA SA MGA TINUTURING NA KAIBIGANG DIREKTOR, NA SIYA RING DIREKTOR NG “HERMANO PULI”, ANG CLOSING FILM NG CINEMALAYA 2016.
ISANG NAPAKATAMIS NA NGITI MULA KAY MERCEDES CABRAL ANG LUBOS DING NAGPASAYA NG IYONG DAMDAMIN, SABAY SABI PA NIYANG- “KUMUSTA KA NA, ROBERT?” SAPAT NA IYON PARA MALAMAN MO, MAHAL KA PA RIN “NILA”- NG MUNDO NG PELIKULA…
INAKAP KA NI DIREK SHANDII HABANG PINIPIKTYURAN KAYO NG “GUARDIAN ANGEL” MO AT SPONSOR MO NU’NG ARAW NA IYON NA SI DON GORDON BELL (SI MR. BELL NA SIYANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT NAWALA ANG TAMPO MO SA CINEMALAYA)…
MAY MGA BAGONG KAIBIGAN KANG NAKILALA NA KASAMA NI MR. PAULEY VECINO NA FAN NG BETERANANG AKTRES NA SI DIVINA VALENCIA…
KAPAG TINITIGNAN KA NG MGA KABATAANG KAPWA MO NANONOOD NG MGA PELIKULA SA MAIN THEATER AT SA DREAM THEATER, ALAM MONG WELCOME NA WELCOME KA SA KANILA. NA “BELONG NA BELONG” KA…
MGA ESTUDYANTE SA U.P., YOUNG FILM ARTISTS, CELEBRITIES… LAHAT SILA, NARARAMDAMAN DIN ANG MGA NARARAMDAMAN MO NUNG MGA SANDALING IYON-
“THE FEELING OF MAGIC” IN WATCHING TRUE AND GENUINE FILMS NA HINDI KOMERSYAL ANG PAGKAKAGAWA.
BINATI KA NINA MARIO HERNANDO (A FILM CITIC), JOEL LAMANGAN, RICKY LEE, AT IBA PA.
PERO HIGIT SA LAHAT, NAKITA MO ANG DATI MONG KASAMAHAN SA PANULAT NA SI JOCELYN DINO, DATING KOLUMNISTA SA BALITA TABLOID, NA KASAMA NI JULIANITO V. VILLASANTA NA ISA RING MANUNULAT NA TULAD MO. NAG-BONDING KAYONG TATLO SA MULI. NI-RECALL NINYO ANG MGA ALA-ALA NUONG KAYO’Y MGA BATANG MANUNULAT PA LAMANG… MAGHAPON SA CINEMALAYA, MAGKAKASAMA KAYO…
HINDI MO AKALAIN, MAY ISA PA PALA.
KAY TAGAL MO SIYANG HINDI NAKITA. AT LUMAPIT SIYA SA IYO MULA SA KINAUUPUAN MO PARA KAMAYAN KA NG NAPAKAHIGPIT AT PUNO NG DAMDAMIN.
SIYA SI RAIN.
SI RAIN YAMSON, ANG CINEMATOGRAPHER. SI RAIN, NA NAPAPANOOD MO NA NGAYON ANG KANYANG HUSAY AT GALING SA MGA TELESERYES NG CHANNEL 2…
AKALA MO ‘YUN NA ‘YON. PERO SA MAIN FACADE NG CCP, NAKITA MO MULI SI RAIN. NAG-USAP KAYO SANDALI. AT SA HULING SULYAP MO, NAKITA KA NIYA.
ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA MEMORIES 2016.
AKALA MO, HINDI KA NA MAKAKAHABOL PA. PERO NAGKAMALI SILA.
“sabi ko naman sa inyo, hindi NIYA ako pababayaan, eh.”— sssip.*
(FROM SSSIP :-), Video above not connected with the blog feature below. I just thought of putting it because of the coming Holy Week season. Thank you so much for the Jesuit Communications for the video above).*
THE MANY FACES AND FRIENDS OF MR. DON GORDON BELL
Just like Jesus Christ who transformed himself into many different personalities and wisdom, veteran Hollywood actor-Photographer-Film Artist- Mr. Don Gordon Bell, also did just so.
With a very dramatic personal life and a film career that lived for generations- Don Gordon Bell has found a HOME in the Philippines and the Philippine Entertainment scene. He is well-loved by many INDIE film artists because of his great support to them, very friendly and caring to local media bloggers and press-friends (especially to his best friend- photographer John Silao), and continues to contribute something for the betterment of the movie industry.
A very special film project is on the can for Mr. Don Gordon Bell, and he’s very much excited about this. But we can not reveal any small details yet, as per his request.
Via this small blog tribute on Mr. Bell, this blogger (Me, Sssip.*) is very thankful to have Mr. Bell around. His presence in the world of indie film artists, beauty queen-friends (like Maria Isabel Lopez and Melanie Marquez), is indeed, an added GLAMOUR and PRESTIGE to all film artists.
A very kind man, frank, honest and sincere, Mr. Bell never brought us down. His uplifting ways will make you see life on a more positive and gentle way.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. BELL.
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
BELOW ARE SOME FACEBOOK PHOTOS OF MR. DON GORDON BELL THAT WE GRABBED FROM HIS OWN FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO MR. BELL AND HIS FRIENDS.*
The Biennale College – Cinema winners of the third edition have been announced. The Biennale College has been one of the most interesting projects of Venice Film Festival. Each year three mini-budget films are selected in order to be produced and screened for the next festival. The selection has been made out of 12 previously selected projects. Each film will be funded with 150,000 euro and it will be screened at the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
One of the three chosen projects is:
“Blanka”, from the Japanese director Kohki Hasei and produced by the Italian Flaminio Zadra is now being shot in Philippines. The story of the film is about an 11-year-old girl that has been abandoned by her own mother decides to travel in order to find and buy a new one.
That was it. That’s how I came about meeting the handsome and chubby producer of the film Blanka, no less than Mr. Flaminio Zadra, a gentle Italian film maker who loved the beaches of Palawan and adores a filipino film director by the name of Brillante Mendoza. It was an afternoon of very artistic and highly intellectual talks, as the sudden outpouring of the rains outside a cozy bar in an M.H. del Pilar vicinity gave a more lasting impression and surreal depth in the bonding session of artists, mixed-in with bottles of beers, chips and a heavy mug of coffee (for the blogger).
“I can say I am a frustrated film director that’s why I ended-up as a producer”, Mr. Zadra joked-around. “But basically, I really love the cinema.”
It was not really a serious interview-session-type of a bonding. The afternoon went on just like a casual talk, as the blogger was just invited to mingle-in with them- through the courtesy of Mr. Don Gordon Bell, also an actor and part-time photographer. Together with them on that afternoon was Mr. Michael James, Don’s contemporary as a film actor doing international films in the Philippines way back in 1970’s.
If the outcome of the film Blanka (quality-wise) will be good, according to Mr. Zadra, the film will land in the Venice International Film Festival. The Japanese director of the film, Kohki Hasei, has done several prestigious films to his credits- that includes the film Gold Dog, which director Kohki shot in Smokey Mountain several years back.
“We are also planning to enter the film at Busan International Filmfest”, Mr. Zadra added. “They promised to give us extra support in the distribution of the film.”
The Asian Cinema Fund or ACF will provide the post-production services and added support to the making of the film Blanka. The whole staff, cast and crew of the film are now deep into work and most of the scenes are being shot in Hobbit House bar-restaurant along M.H. del Pilar in Malate, Manila.
Don Gordon Bell and Michael James appears in the film as tourist-victims of street-kids who pickpockets their wallets.
“Playing the lead role of Blanka is an 11 year-old girl named Cydel Gabutero”, Mr. Zadra said again. “And she can act! We discovered her on Youtube and she got an offer to sing at The Voice, but she declined it because of this film project. Her role here is that of a street kid who’s trying to look for her mother. She becomes distorted with so many things, including an adoption process, but finally, she meets a blind musician and she discovers a part of herself. She realizes she has a talent in singing and in the musical field.
“I told our director that the film must cradle more on the relationship of the girl to the blind musician”, he added. “We want to show here the beauty of discovering a part of yourself rather than show the ugliness and dirt of the city streets. Because that’s what the film is all about.”
Mr. Flamino Zadra also loves the Philippine Cinema. He knows Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. And he hopes, the future of the Philippine Cinema will grow stronger soon.
Yes, that’s my afternoon with a handsome Italian, as I saw him more, rather than a handsome film producer, too.
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
GROUP PHOTO AND BLACK & WHITE SOLO PHOTO OF MR. FLAMINIO ZADRA, TAKEN BY: MR. DON GORDON BELL
A veteran Hollywood film actor at that, Don Gordon Bell portrays another unique kind of role in the film Gemini, one of the ‘New Wave’ film entries in this coming 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival.
With countless international movies on his cap, Don embraced the country Philippines and pursued, rather, continued his acting career here. Alongside acting is his passion for Photography, that’s why he’s now deep into taking pictures at different entertainment events in the Philippines.
The film Gemini is his one remarkable film for him. Because he’s so happy to star here opposite his real-life Filipino friends – actors Mon Confiado and Lance Raymundo, also with the director of the film Ato Bautista.
“Both Mon and Lance knew I was a war veteran in Vietnam”, Don told a blogger one time. “That’s why they were both impressed. And I admire them both as actors.”
Don portrayed the role of a father of psychollogically-disturbed twins in the movie Gemini. But there’s something more in his role here.
“That’s going to be a surprise and I won’t reveal it”, Don said. “Better watch the movie as its shown on December 25th for the Metro Manila film fest. It’s on the New Wave category. See u then.”
“don gordon bell photographs the 2014 mmff press conference”
Almost all the media people- TV & print- went to this great press conference of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival, which opens on Christmas Day- December 25th in all Mtero Manila theaters…
The eight films competing are: “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”, “My Big Bossing”, “Shake, Rattle, & Roll XV”, “Feng Shui 2”, “The Amazing Praybet Benjamin”, “Magnum Muslim .357”, “English Only Please” and “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles”.
Big mainstream stars like Robin Padilla, Carizza Cortez, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Kean Cipriano, Nino Muhlach, Rez Cortez, Rommel Padilla and among others, attended the grand press conference.
Ms. Marichu Perez-Maceda hosted the event at her Sampaguita Gardens. Mother Lily Monteverde, veteran movie columnist Alfie Lorenzo and Kuya German Moreno, with MTRCB Chairman Eugenio “Toto” Villareal were among the special guests.
Veteran Hollywood actor Don Gordon Bell photographed this prestigious event. Don also have a New Wave film entry on this festival- the movie “Gemini”, wherein he played the role of the father of psychologically-disturbed twins in the said movie.
Kasali ang pelikulang Gemini, na kung saan ay isa sa mga bida ang aktor na si Lance Raymundo, sa darating na Metro Manila Film Festival as part of the New Wave Category. Very happy si Lance sa balitang ito, dahil malaki rin ang naging hirap niya sa paggawa ng nabanggit na “highly-artistic” film which deals about the strange journeys of the mind.
“For me, it’s one of the movies I’m really proud of”, bungad na wika ni Lance over a great lunch in a restaurant along Tomas Morato area. “Alam ko kasi na magandang pelikula ito, something I haven’t done in years. I am fascinated by director Ato Bautista’s style in movie making. And i really intend to do another film and work with him again soon.”
Papel ng isang mahiwagang suitor o love interest ng isa sa mga twins- portrayed by real-life twins Brigitte and Sheena McBride in the film- ang role ni Lance sa pelikula. Pero may “twist” sa totoong identity ng character niya sa pelikula, kaya naman challenging ito para kay Lance.
“I am really awed by director Ato Bautista’s creativity in this film”, dagdag na sabi pa ni Lance. “He is really artistic at may international appeal ang mga pelikulang ginagawa niya. All of my co-actors in this film, lahat sila, really impressed kay direk Ato.”
Kinuwento pa ni Lance sa blogger, nu’ng magkaroon ng special screening ang pelikulang Gemini, humanga ng sobra ang mga film critics.
“As I’ve seen in recent film festivals held here, I know na intellegent na ang mga movie viewers and they can appreciate na films like this one- itong Gemini film namin”, anya pa. “I am sure that this time, they can digest na films like this one. Kaya I am so hopeful na mapapansin talaga ito ng husto sa darating na Metro Manila Film Fest.”
In the meantime, tinatapos na rin ni Lance ngayon ang pelikulang Maskara, isang highly-political film na kung saan ay kasama niya sa cast sina Ina Feleo, Boots Anson-Roa at Lester Llansang. leading man ni Ina ang role ni Lance sa movie namang ito.
“I am a ladies’ man in the film”, sey ni Lance. “A debonaire man na may hidden agenda. I will swoon over the character of Ina Feleo in the film na isang news reporter, pero ‘yun pala ay may hidden interests ako. The film is about political whistle blowers kaya highly-interesting ang plot ng movie. Let’s talk about this new film of mine soon.”
Pinagpalit ni Lance ang offer ng isang giant TV network para sa isang teleserye kapalit ng pelikulang Maskara. Pero hindi naman nagsisisi o nanghihinayang si Lance. Mas bina-value kasi ni Lance ang previous commitments and schedules niya keysa sa bigger offers. Ganyan ka-professional si Lance.
Tunay namang umuulan pa rin ng blessings and good opportunities ang showbiz career ng mabait na si Lance Raymundo. Kaya naman ibinabalik niya sa Diyos ang lahat ng ito. Sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalay ng inspirational speaking engagements in various schools all-over the Philippines.
This is Lance’s second life and he is simply making the best out of it.
(words by robert manuguid silverio)
WITH PHOTOS BY: DON GORDON BELL AND ERICKSON DELA CRUZ
“Of Sinners and Saints” is a movie that focuses on the plight of battered women, child abuse and violence, and conflicts that arises with Catholic religion. It’s plot is so delicate to discuss, and this blogger opted not to reveal the synopsis of the movie, because it still has a long way to go for the post-production stages and may cause bad results for doing an early promotional revelations.
90% of the film was shot in Payatas, Q.C. And its director- Mr. Ruben Ma. Soriquez is half-Italian, half-Filipino. Aside from this film, he will soon do a Hollywood film project, eyeing James Franco (a Hollywood actor) in the main lead.
The cast of “Of Sinners and Saints” includes Ruben Ma. Soriquez himself, Ms. Chanel Latorre, Raymond Bagatsing, Polo Ravales, Althea Vega, Richard Quan, Sue Prado, Alvin Fortuna and Don Gordon Bell (in a cameo role, aside from being the film’s Unit Stillman and official photographer). Mr. Monch Bravante acts as the film’s line producer and Alejandro ‘Bong” Ramos is the ssistant director.
A blogger had seen Mr. Soriquez’ very meticulous style of directing. He wanted every scene in its perfect outcome, and that impressed a blogger a lot. Mr. Soriquez also recently attended the awards night of Cinemalaya X Independent Film Festival and he was really curious of joining this film festival soon.
Just and enjoy and cherish Don Gordon Bell’s pictures below. Have a grab!
“I CLIMBED THE DESK TO REMIND MYSELF THAT WE MUST ALWAYS LOOK AT THINGS FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES. AND THE WORLD LOOKS DIFFERENT FROM UP HERE.” — (Robin Williams’ character said on the classic film Dead Poets Society)
It was the night of the awarding rites of the Cinemalaya X (10) 2014 Independent Film Festival. I was looking for Mr. Don Gordon Bell (a veteran film actor who hobbies as a photographer) who should have been at my side that night, but I couldn’t see him. Oh, where could he possible be? He never stood me up, ever, in any commitments before.
I was inside now the Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) of the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) and I could stare at all those glittering stars twinkling upon me on that very eventful night. Lots of handsome faces- beautiful, young and new, smiling on everyone and anticipated a great outcome of honors.
Suddenly, I looked up. And I saw Mr. Don Gordon Bell on the edge of the Balcony section above. Oh, gosh. There he was! How could he be there, while the rest of the event photographers kick legs and rub elbows just to get more candid and clearer shots? Oh, my… But I saw him holding a wide-lens Cannon camera. Impressive. I felt, he was shooting frames and scenes FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
Cinemalaya X was the most unforgettable Cinemalaya encounter I’ve ever been to. Because I looked at it now from a different angle and a totally more widening perspective. Unlike before, that all I thought was to socialize, have fun and bring home some little bacons, – this time around, it was indeed, DIFFERENT. And, SEPARATE.
I was already preparing myself for it, and thanks to a lady named Ms. Trixie Dauz, for convincing me to let go of any resentments I felt at the start. I was planning a “boycott”, because I thought, in the past Cinemalaya years, no one seemed to care. No smiles from any new breed film makers, no friendly ways from any Cinemalaya people. Only the people & staff of the Cultural Center of the Philippines were the ones being so nice to me…. But, anyway.
“This time, I will look at things in a separate view”, I told myself as I prepared to attend the 4th day of screenings at the Cinemalaya X fest. “I won’t care if nobody smiles, as long as I watch the films and feel delighted, I will be happy.”
Cinema has always fascinated me. Ever since I was young, I would skip class just to watch a film or two. I would sit at the very first row of the cinema interior audience space and stare at the gigantic screen as the actors played their parts and the music and sound overwhelmed the scenes I saw. It was a heavenly feeling watching those films, and most of the times, I would repeat the same film over and over again and I would leave the cinema with reddish eyes and profound feelings.
Now that I’m in my first year of being a 50 year old guy, It’s still the same. I still felt like a kid on shorts and white shirt as I watched this year’s best entries for me at Cinemalaya x- namely, #Y, Sundalong Kanin, S6parados, K’na, The Dreamweaver, Asintado, Children’s Show, Ronda. They’re the best for me, in order. No offense meant to the other films I didn’t mention here. I’m sorry.
The “Shorts” were also all fabulous. Shorts A and Shorts B short film entries really astounded me. And I looked-up upon the short film makers more after I saw their films competed. Here’s the coming New Generation of a more challenging breed.
Before, I looked at Cinemalaya as just like a social event that I had to attend to for one long week. But this time around, I was feeling it on a more personal level. A deeper relationship had now existed between me and Cinemalaya.
On one afternoon while I was gallivanting at the CCP Complex area, I decided to stop for about half an hour at the Harbour Square, just to view the BAY. Again, I remembered a dream, a lingering dream… and I paid my respects to the liquid bay- that looked so calm, mysterious but lively.
I felt so light as I walked back inside the CCP interiors, as if I was not touching the grounds. And I saw more faces- day to day for four days- as I watched more film entries. Faces old and new, students, aspiring film artists, mediamen, and more.
I saw Cinemalaya coming more alive. I saw the CINEMA being seen in a new light.
This is CINEMA. Not the commercial thing, but CINEMA, the ART.
And this is, CINEMALAYA X.
Flourishing, nurturing… virginalizing anew.
Looking life and things from a different and separate perspective, made my “CINEMALAYA X HANGOVER” worthy to be remembered.
(as the words were written, by robert manuguid silverio, august 14, 2014).
MANY THANKS TO MR. ERICKSON DELA CRUZ’ PHOTO VID BELOW COVERING THE MANY EVENTS AT THE CINEMALAYA X FILM FEST!
“To tell your felings and share it to the world, that served as a catalyst for me to start doing short films”, Miss NP Picadizo, one of the new and aspiring film makers out to join the band of the NEW BREED, told a blogger at the start of a mini-interview. “I love to do films which are semi-autobiographical. It’s more like telling them, on a personal way, things that had happened in my life before.”
Smartly-dressed and confident, NP, at first glance, really looked like a real film artist. With the way she moved, spoke and share thoughts.Her aura is exuberant, free-wheeling and unassuming. And that impressed a blogger a lot.
“My films showcases things that can somehow be too late”, she continued on saying. “Like death, you’ll never know when it’s gonna happen. So you’d better say now what you wanna say to your loved ones, don’t wait to say those feelings until they’re gone or you’ll gonna regret things. If you love someone, better express it. Whether you’ll gonna be rejected or not, at least, you’ve tried.”
NP is a writer, director and a producer- all at the same time. She had done two short films, MTV’s, AVP’s and travel shows. And now, she really felt that she’s already very much ready to join the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival next year.
“Definitely, I am joining soon”, she quipped. “I should have joined ever since, but my freelancing works hastened me. It’s so hard to juggle work and personal journeys.”
Her second short film, entitled Astray, was finished even before the Cinemalaya X started. But she was pressured by time and decided to further do some finishing touches. She also produced another short film (though she’s not the one who directed it) entitled Hindi Pa Ako Tulog, Jose Alberto, which starred veteran film actor Don Gordon Bell as the main lead.
“We all admired Mr. Don Gordon Bell for being so professional while we shot the film”, NP said. “She played a character of a woman all throughout the film and he’s simply great.”
One last question to NP made her think much. We asked her, how would she define herself as a film maker?
“I can say that I am one of those who belongs to those who really loves doing films”, NP answered at last. “I wanna focus myself on doing films that shows the triumph of a human spirit. And I would love to do always drama films, with bits of comedy.”
One more coming-up. Her name: NP PICADIZO.
And the art of cinematic excellence would never be the same again.
(WORDS BY ROBERT MANUGUID SILVERIO)
“ASTRAY” is an unrequited love story between a free-spirited woman (Angel Aquino) who openly expresses her affection to a younger shy woman (Althea Vega) who in turn struggles with her own feelings. Set in the sprawling backdrop of the picturesque Pinto Art Museum, these star-crossed lovers reunite in a spiritual reality where underneath the unspoken words that wants to be heard, is the intense love from the depths of The Universe to weave its transcendent powers to heal Lost Souls.
Cast: Angel Aquino and Althea Vega
With the special participation of Elvert Bañares
Directed, Produced and Written by: Nerissa Picadizo