Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Several months ago, we posted an ad that they did in Argentina, suggesting that we could change the name of the country with "Philippines" and it would still work.

Well, here's a new take on the reality show bandwagon that was done in India - wouldn't it be fun to see it done here as well? :-)


If you missed the shows at the CCP, you can still catch them at the UP Film Center these next few weeks!

July 28 Monday

Manuel Conde Retro: Genghis Khan 2:30 p.m.

Baby Angelo 5 p.m.

Concerto 7:30 p.m.

July 29 Tuesday

Cinemalaya’s Past Best Pictures Showcase: Pepot Artista 2:30 p.m.

Jay 5 p.m.

Huling Pasada 7:30 p.m.

July 30 Wednesday

Cinemalaya’s Past Best Pictures Showcase: Tulad ng Dati 2:30 p.m.

Brutus 5 p.m.

Namets 7:30 p.m.

July 31 Thursday

Cinemalaya’s Past Best Pictures Showcase: Tribu 2:30 p.m.

100 5 p.m.

My Fake American Accent 7:30 p.m.

Aug 1 Friday

Ishmael Bernal Gallery Night with Film Premiere of Adolf Alix’s Imoral 7:30 p.m.

Aug 2 Saturday

Endo 2/5/7 p.m.

Aug 4 Monday

Anita Linda Tribute: Tambolista 2:30 p.m.

Boses 5 p.m.

Ranchero 7:30 p.m.

Aug 5 Tuesday

Manuel Conde Retro: Krus na Kawayan 2:30 p.m.

Cinemalaya 2008 Competing Shorts A 5 p.m.

Cinemalaya 2008 Competing Shorts B 7:30 p.m.

Aug 6 Wednesday

Anita Linda Tribute: Sisa 2:30 p.m.

Cinemalaya 2008 Special Jury Prize Winner 5 p.m.

Cinemalaya 2008 Best Picture 7:30 p.m.

Aug 7 Thursday

Donsol 2:30 p.m.

Kadin 5 p.m.

Anita Linda Tribute: Sisa 7:30 p.m.

Aug 9 Saturday

Premiere: Torotot (Destierro) 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Canvas Rocks Starts to Roll!

The first two rock songs for our Looking for Juan project are in, and the excitement just keeps on building for us.

We watched the recording session for the two songs composed by Dong Abay who is partnered with Emong Borlongan.

Here are some pictures from the experience.

Emong is in the house!

We went to Ambient Media's facilities in Alabang to sit in on the recording. When we arrived, Raimond Marasigan was in the soundproof studio recording his set for Dong Abay's new song Trade Mark, which was inspired by Emong's Global Pintados, shown here:

Of course, it can't hurt to have Buddy Zabala on bass, Sancho Sanchez on electric guitar and, needless to say, the vocals of Dong Abay.

That was the first time we heard the songs. Even at this relatively rough stage, we think we have a hit (or two) already on our hands! :-)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sino Ka Pinoy

Found this on the web:

Rocking for Juan Updates

More on our upcoming Rock & Roll and Art Project. It's going forward and things should happen fast...

* The artists and bands are all lined up, all have submitted their first works, and all, except one, are now working on their reactive pieces.

* The artists: Plet Bolipata, Elmer Borlongan, Fred Esquillo, Karen Flores, Manny Garibay, Winner Jumalon, and Mark Justiniani.

* The rock bands: Dong Abay, Cynthia Alexander, Joey Ayala, Noel Cabangon, Loquy, Peryodiko, and Up Dharma Down.

* The exception is Dong Abay, who has already finished his second song, and is scheduled to record his works this coming Monday.

* The art and rock music exhibit opens in the first half of October, 2008 at the Ayala Museum. Both art and music will be showcased during this event, although the album won't be for sale just yet.

* We've tentatively set the album launch for November 7, and are actively looking for a suitable music bar for the party.

It's all very exciting!

* As yet untitled work by Fred Esquillo (2008).

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Opportunity for Documentary Filmakers

The Sundance Documentary Film Program, in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, will provide $1.2 million in film project grants to enable the development and/or production of new feature-length independent documentary films that frame, examine, and amplify social entrepreneurship as an innovative approach to the central questions of our time.

Priority will be given to documentary films that combine the art of storytelling with topics in the field of social entrepreneurship, including the work of specific social entrepreneurs. We are seeking films that demonstrate a high potential for co-production and distribution possibilities, including theatrical, broadcast, home, and educational DVD sales, etc. Films at any stage of development, production, or post-production may apply. Completed films will not be considered. The initiative anticipates funding up to 8 films in the range of $30,000-$150,000 per project. Editorial control must be retained by the filmmaker(s).

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2008
Awards announced: December 2008

Please visit and to review Request for Proposals, find more information, and apply online.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


As part of our conceptual process for a new activity dealing with Free Expression and the Arts in Southeast Asia (watch out for it!), we came across a couple of sites - one related to our project, and the other not so much - that you might find interesting.

The Art of the Brick - Lego bricks as a medium for art. Check out this artist's site. This article on CNN led us to his website.

Words Cannot Express - An interesting article on Newsweek on the use of performance art in Vietnam to push the boundaries of free expression, and to evade censorship.