DAGITAB x Starry Night 

A long overdue (fan-made) movie poster painting of one of this year’s entry in Cinemalaya 2014 - Year 10,DAGITAB - Sparks directed by Giancarlo Abrahan, starring Eula Valdes and Nonie Buencamino. 

"…it’s not about letting go or moving on, because they never really leave. They leave a void, and you carry that void with you, always. It’s a matter of growing up, you don’t move on, you just become a bigger person until that void doesn’t feel as big."

The movie’s 10/10  I hope I get the chance to watch it once more. 

Starting Over Again

So, yes. I swear the film is one of the most realistic, no bullshit Pinoy films I’ve ever watched.

1. With acceptance comes moving on.
2. Everybody wants a second chance, but not everybody deserves it.
3. You can never unlove a person, you just love them in a different way.

Anyway, halos ma dehydrate ata ako kakaluha sa mga eksena. Yak OA pala haha. Pero sobrang favorite ko ung confrontation scene ni Ginny at Patty. At bet ne bet ko ung mga binitawang lines ni Marco kay Ginny nung nasa ospital sila. Saksak puso tulo ang dugo. Haha. Minsan kase nakakapagod din talaga maghintay at umasa lalo na kung parang ikaw na lang ung pursigido na i-work out pa ung relationship. Totoo rin na may mga pagkakataong di sapat ung love lang, lalo na kung unti unti na nauubos ung trust. Puro duda, wala kang peace of mind.

Tsaka laging tatandaan na di porket nagkita kayo ng ex mo, may balikan agad na magaganap. More than that, maraming mga bagay ang pwede mangyari at isa na nga ang pinakahihintay na matinong paguusap para sa closure.

Actually, di ako nalungkot sa ending kase ganon naman talaga madalas na nangyayari at hindi ung magkakaron ng dance number ang buong cast habang todo smile sa camera at kissing scene sa dulo.

All is well.

Hindi lahat ng umaalis, may binabalikan pa.

Best Movie of all time
  • AMERICAN:Our Highest earning movie is "The Avatar", It's a Magnificent film about another world far from Human and tackles environmental issues too, the Avatar is the Highest grossing film Worldwide, A close second is the Titanic, everyone knows the Titanic Movie.
  • JAPANESE:Our Highest Earning movie is "the Spirited Away", It is an Animated Film that shows off Our country's Talent in animation and being artful, It Even won an Oscar Award. The first Anime to win an Oscar.
  • AMERICAN&JAPANESE:How about The Philippines? What's your Highest Grossing Film?
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  • FILIPINO:Praybeyt Benjamin

Hello guys! It’s been a while since I’ve said something here. 

As y’all know, last week was Cinemalaya’s 10th anniversary in hosting a prestigious indie film festival here in the Philippines. And as they celebrate it, comes a whole new line of full-length new breed films, and director’s showcase films as well as short features. 

The 1st poster attached along with this blogpost is one of the short films that belongs to a cluster of short films (Shorts A), Asan Si Lolo Mê? , a film directed by a UP graduate, Sari Estrada. I made this poster a while back while she was still doing her thesis in UP, and was surprised that it was one of the finalists for this year’s Cinemalaya; and finally, yesterday, it won the best short film.

I was lucky enough to have made two paintings/posters for two short films that were finalists for Cinemalaya X. One was entitled Mga Ligaw Na Paruparo, directed by J.E. Tiglao.(2nd poster).

Both were really really awesome films so props to the directors.

To have these two works hanged along the Cinemalaya poster gallery was already too much to handle. I was really freaking out to see these two beside each other so I took a “selfie”

And yesterday, a news came to me saying that one of these two made it to the top 3 best posters for this year’s Cinemalaya X, my poster for Sari’s film, Asan Si Lolo Mê?



because it actually happened. My poster, a finalist and one of the top 3 best posters for Cinemalaya. I was too basic to handle the spaz. HAHAHA! I went rushing to my mom, ugly crying, telling her the news that I surprisingly made it as a finalist. Asintado got the prize for the best poster, but it didn’t matter because seeing my posters hanging on the walls of CCP is already something, and having one as a finalist is already gold for me. 

As i’ve tweeted yesterday, it’s a milestone in my freelance painting hobb. And I would like to give my thanks to the directors for trusting me with their movie posters. Thank you so much, you guys. God bless your beautiful, colorful, and cinematic souls. 



A novelist struggles in his writing and realizes that his girlfriend may be the reason behind. Now he tries to decide between his beloved art and his beloved heart. Whatever decision he makes will only lead to an end.

Please do watch (if you can, and if in some way you’re in the Philippines) Denouement on October 5, 2011 at the FEU IAS Conference Room. FEU is located in Morayta, Manila. Please do check their Facebook page for other questions..

Spread the word! :)


"Every shoe has its own story."

A fan-made movie poster of one of this year’s New Breed Full-length films in Cinemalaya X, Maruquina; a film by Milo Sogueco, starring Mylene Dizon as Imelda.

This entry is one of my favorites alongside with Dagitab. It’s nostalgic, it’s cliche-free and it really just hits the spot. 

Kudos to the director!


Ang Liham Para Kay Jillien

Have you fallen in love with a person that you just met? Love at first sight? This story follows the story of a guy as he recalls the things that happened over the past 24 hours.

A Film by Alexis Lim
Starring: Jenna Gomez and Austin Ong
Music and Scoring by: Explosions in the Sky and Up Dharma Down

Today I realized I won’t be making any vows in my wedding… Because this is not the day for promises. Today I stand here in front of you in complete surrender. I have no worries. I have no fear because I know… I am sure I’m yours.
—  Miggy Montenegro (It Takes A Man and A Woman, 2013)