Monday, July 30, 2012

Cinemalaya: The Animals

I love indie movies. I can't remember when I started collecting them,
basta when I was old enough, Ate took me to see some films at Galleria and I loved them.
You guys have probably seen her blogs about those movies two years ago!

Basta I find them so interesting and kakaiba and when you go to Belindle
for college, it will be impossible for you not to hear about Cinemalaya.

I have a lot of friends from the film course at school, and they seem
busiest during Cinemalaya season - last year, you'd see all their tweets
and Facebook posts about the movies and which ones were good,
 and which ones were bad, and you'd see them inviting everyone to watch, etc etc.

I always wanted to experience it, and I finally got the chance to do that this year!
Sayang nga lang, I would have loved to watch more than one film!

The Animals was what I kept on hearing from my friends Jane and Kimpoi
over the summer - they had spent their days shooting and being busy.
They invited me to go to the shoots but it was too far! My other blockmates
were game for it though, I think some of them even got it as their OJT!

Some of them were assistants, and some of them got to be extras!
They turned Pia into a goth girl, and my other friend Nico had
to help a puking drunk girl out of the bathroom :-))

Other than my blockmates, some of my film friends got to be in the movie too!
Erica had a boyfriend who gets hit in the head with a bottle, and Clyde
played a funny girl who kept on getting pissed because she had to pay for things :-))

It was fun seeing all of them in the film! So proud of Jane for this!
And congratulations to Gino Santos too, who directed the film!
I got to meet him a few times and he's super nice :-)

When we got there, Kimpoi instantly turned into a busy bee,
because he was the one who reserved all our tickets for us.
He had to pick up the tickets and give them out, eh
hiwalay-hiwalay kami lahat so naguluhan siya ng onti :-))
(Thank you so much for the tickets, Kimps! Muah muah muah)

We waited for the rest of the blockmates to arrive, and then we got in line.
The first floor was full, so we went up to the third floor.
We waited in line only to find out that even the third floor was full too,
so we had to go up to the fourth! We ended up getting seats that were separated from each other,
but a lady was kind enough to move us to some seats that were next to each other, whew.

(Kasi nga naman, what's fun about watching a movie without people you know next to you, right?)

Again, I would like to thank Mister Kimpoi Lazaro for the tickets!

This is Erica, the girl with the boyfriend who gets hit in the head!
Girlie, I'm so proud of you! Ang shoyatot mo na!
Ang ganda ng legs mo, 'teh!!!

As you can see - I was an albularyo again.
Actually other than being an albularyo, Set was asking me if I'm ghetto now. =))

Hey hey, Ella Mae! Don't worry guys,
I asked her if I could eat her hair before I actually did it.


Oh a wild Chan appeared

Hehe hello guys :-)

Took this after watching the movie, and can I just say?
The only word I can use to describe the movie is traumatizing. =))
And I'm not saying that's a bad thing! I don't know if people
who are older than me will feel the same about the film,
but when you watch it it's just so weird and familiar and nakakakilabot.

Basta I just didn't think it would end that way! Kakastress. =))
Super galing umarte ni Dawn Balagot!

Carlos, Shetbols (I call him Shetbols and he calls me Shetbols but his real name's Luis), and Kimpoi

I don't know why, but I get really excited every time I see Luis. =))
When I saw him we both started jumping everywhere

Luis, I want to see you at Cinemalaya soon, okay?
Isa ka pang awesome eh!

And guess who I found!!! Miss Margarita Buenaventura,
I did not think I would run into you at Cinemalaya at all!
I haven't seen you in the longest! Congratulations again, graduate!!!
(Okay wala lang I'm just really proud of you for graduating, okay?)
And you, Miss Set, you're so tall na! Bakit ka pa nagheels?


I have no idea what Marga was trying to do here,
because if it was to cover her face, she failed

This is probably the best shot of the three of us na!

Basta, good job everyone! I'm so proud of my friends!