Monday, December 29, 2008

Balangingi

Nosebleed. Xoo seems to be a standard teenager who lives boringly like everyone else, but unknown to people in his surroundings is what happens in his head—philosophizing about things average people would deem mundane, down to the minutest detail. One day, he is forced to attend a blind date. To avoid turning off his date, he struggles to suppress his intellectual side. This short film gives a peek to that minority in Philippine society who are unlikely to survive socially by being themselves—the Filipino intellectuals. Or as laymen would call them: Nerds! As parents call them: Pilosopo!



Writer-Director: Jason Paul Laxamana
Asst. Director: Diego Marx Dobles
Production Assistant: Arn Lagazo, Bevs Esguerra
Music: Diego Marx Dobles
Editor: Jason Paul Laxamana
Actors: Jayvie Dizon, Frency Rodriguez, Raco Del Rosario, Crystal Herrera, Menchi Dobles

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sexmoan Adventures

Sexmoan Adventures. A town in the Philippine province of Pampanga has for long been known as Sexmoan. One day, the municipal government decided to dump its scandalous spelling and replaced it with how residents traditionally call their homeland: Sasmuan.



Starring Diego Marx Dobles, Arn Lagazo
Directed, Edited by Jason Paul Laxamana

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ing Bangkeru

The Boatman. This is a 10-minute screen adaptation of the anonymous Philippine Kapampangan ballad Ing Bangkeru (The Boatman). Shot in the Pampanga River, it tells an anecdote about an arrogant student from Manila intellectually challenging a young, lowly boatman about the philosophies the student had learned in his Spanish school.



Produced by Kalalangan Kamaru
In cooperation with Holy Angel University

Writer/Director: Jason Paul Laxamana
Asst. Dir./Prod Design/Music: Diego Marx Dobles
Editing: Laxamana, Dobles
Cinematography: Leo Calma, Jr.
Starring: Jim Salvador, Alex Tiotuico, Bajun Lacap, Mika Dobles, Maikka Rustia