He's the director of the hit comedy show Bubble Gang, he plays the saxophone, collects vintage cameras, and an avid fan of film photography --- check out the haven of Direk Uro dela Cruz!
Rosauro Q. dela Cruz aka Uro Q. dela Cruz
Occupation: Film/TV Writer/Director
Website: rosauro.multiply.com, urodelacruz.wordpress.com
Favorite toy as a child: pen and paper
Favorite toy now: any computer
Turn-ons: When somebody says something that totally changes the way I look at things.
Turn-offs: When somebody claims that what he is saying is original but it is something said by somebody else before.
What are 5 things that inspire you right now?
My family: Anna my wife, Tata my eldest, Toto and Dodong my two boys.
The dynamic "naif" artistry of the people of my hometown Lucban, Quezon during the Pahiyas Festival
The World Wide Web
The current accessibility of most reading materials
The availability of classic films everywhere
Top 5 movies:
Kim Ki-duk's "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"
Federico Fellini's "Amarcord"
Kon Ichikawa's "Fires on the Plain"
Terence Mallick's "Days of Heaven"
Robert Altman's "Nashville"
Peque Gallaga's "Oro, Plata, Mata"
Butch Perez's "Haplos"
Ishmael Bernal's "Manila After Dark"
Abbo dela Cruz's "Misteryo sa Tuwa"
Ina Feleo's "Labing-labing"
Top 3 books: (as of the moment. It can change next week)
The complete set of Blair and Robertson's the "Philippine Islands"
The Latin American trilogy by Louis de Bernieres
Tom Rob Smith's "Child 44"
Music you listen to:
Rimsy-Korsakov and Mahler (for the serious stuff), all of Tom Waits' (thanks to Peque Gallaga and Butch Perez for introducing him to me), clarinet concertos, Astor Piazolla, and Crosby Stills and Nash (being true to my age)
5 Favorite websites:
When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? Reading, going on photo walkabouts (alone or in a group), cooking, watching movies
If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? A documentary film maker
If you can have any super power, what would it be? Time travel. Super speed-reading.
What is the biggest problem of the world right now? There are too many powerless people and very few powerful people.
What do you think is the solution? Just a few good men with super power.
What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? That you can't take it with you.
Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read)? Wherever you go, there you are.
Video by Pia Faustino of GMANews.tv