Featured Film Maker: GINO SANTOS
Gino M. Santos, a 22 year old AB-FILM of SDA, has shown much interest on films at such an early age. For a 108, he sure shows knowledge and skill that are beyond his years. He is the first ever Benildean Student who’s been included in the official selection in the 2011 Cinemalaya Film Festival with his short feature film, “Every Other Time”. That itself is a big achievement already yet he is still widely known for many more awards and recognition. He has been included in the Best of Benilde 2010 & 2011.
For his talent and skill, he has already attended workshops at New York Film Academy in Kyoto Japan, the Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film and Arts Center, and the Asia Pacific Film Institute. Gino was chosen to represent the Philippines in the MPA-CICE workshop to be held in Beijing, China this December 2011 together with 12 representatives around South East Asia. He has also worked under ‘62nd Cannes Best Film Director’ Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s mentorship program in the international film 'Captive’ coming out in 2012.
Take a dose of inspiration from Gino Santos himself by watching our interview with with him. Hearing him talk was pretty much of a strong push to innovate any aspiring artist and film maker. Gino himself advises, “Don’t expect everyone to like your work. Maybe it’s not for them or it’s not for you but definitely its not suppose to pull you down, it’s suppose to make you a better person.”
Video Editing by: Kimpoi Lazaro
Article by: Kristine Lua