For the last part of our Cinema Knights 2015 series, we will feature three female directors who shared their inspiration in taking mass communication and their artistic views in film making.
“Last Two Minutes” was written and directed by Michelle Ababao. The film is about a family that is involved in an underground numbers game called ‘ending’ and the misfortunes that they encounter in their daily “operations” of the game. The lead characters were portrayed by Al Gatmaitan and child actor David Remo. The crew encountered some minor difficulties especially in securing a permit for onsite shooting in Makati City. Some of the scenes included chasing on the street.
Ababao pursued Communication Arts because she wants to influence people through the artistic media.
Lead actors of “Last Two Minutes” were present during the premiere to show their support for the production.
The story of “Sabado” revolved around two friends, Kiko and Kate, who are exact opposites when it comes to their characters, and their desire to escape the dark realities of life. Kate is more bubbly, charming and out-spoken while Kiko is quiet, reserved and mysterious. The male character was portrayed by Peta actor Vaughn Picson. All events in the film took place within a day which makes the task of shooting the film quite difficult.
Ishna Salgados wrote the script three years ago which was inspired by the soundtrack of the romantic comedy film Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. She loves films but uncertain of taking Film as her major so she decided to take Mass Communications since it is related to her passion. Salgados learned her video skills from joining film organizations.
Teen actor Vaughn Martian Gudgad-Picson was present for “Sabado” last Sabado.
Last but not the least in our Cinema Knights 2015 list is “Selda.” Two detainees share their individual stories to each other including their status in life, love for their families, the reasons for committing a crime and contemplating for their sins – without seeing each other’s face. Their connection was separated by a wall between their cells which symbolized disparity in our society. The cast was led by indie actors Mercedes Cabral and Mike Liwag.
This was not the first time the staff and crew worked with the director. Alyssa Bianca Delfin directed “Ms. Edited” last February and bagged 4th Best Short Film in CineMapua Student Filmfest. Alyssa said that she wants to socialize with people through media that is why she decided to take a Broadcasting course until she transferred to Communication Arts to expand her knowledge and skills in other fields such as advertising, public relations and mass communication.
Lists of the Film Screening Schedule by the Institute of Communication. Cinema Knights 2015 will run from March 16 to 20.
The directors would like to extend their invitation to all students to watch and support their films.