Showing posts with label director. Show all posts
Showing posts with label director. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

kiri dalena

I was lucky enough to capture artist-activist Kiri Dalena's sculpting space (shared with her mother Julie Lluch and sisters Sari & Aba) while she was preparing for their family's first four-woman exhibit "Home Works", shown at the Alliance Francaise de Manille last October. Check it out! :)


Gabriel Krista Lluch Dalena (Kiri)
(Quezon City, Philippines)

Occupation: Filmmaker and Sculptor

Favorite toy as a child: It was a pink pink plastic doll with eyes painted silver and none of her parts were moveable. My sisters tell me she was creepy but I loved her dearly. I named the doll Waling-Waling, after a flower.

Favorite toy now: A gun metal toy and another doll. The gun hangs over my bed. The doll is in my closet. My parents surprised me with the doll on my 6th birthday. I've moved around all these years but I insisted on keeping her even if she has lost her eyes and most of her hair. That birthday is still the best day of my life.

Top 5 movies: 
Biyaya ng Lupa
Red Balloon
Forbidden Games
I Am Cuba
La Strada

Top 3 books:
Philippine Cross-Section (edited by Maximo Ramos and Florentino B. Valeros
Almanac foe Manilenos (Nick Joaquin)
Salvaged Poems (Emman Lacaba)

Music you listen to: I'm listening to Kundiman now. Nicanor Abelardo. Or rather I tinkle with the piano keys every so often pretending I can play Mutya ng Pasig.

Favorite websites: 
criticine.com
angelfloresjr.multiply.com
bulatlat.com

When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? I love to sleep. I also enjoy having coffee near the breakwaters in Manila during sundown.

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? I'll probably enjoy working as a cook. Or an archivist.

If you can have any super power, what would it be? I don't mind having China.

What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? Protect the center

Most inspiring statment/moment (heard/said/read): The Future is Unwritten from Joe Strummer

directed and edited by Kiri Dalena

Friday, July 9, 2010

uro dela cruz

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
(Pasig, Philippines)

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:
Foreign films
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"

Filipino Films
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:
TED
eBay
rangefinderfilipinas.com
Project Guttenberg
youtube

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



Friday, June 4, 2010

sid maderazo

He loves spending time with his family but when he needs some quiet time, he heads down to a cozy corner at Bowler restaurant. Take a look at hotshot commercial director Sid Maderazo's creative nook!


Sid Maderazo

(Makati, Philippines)

Occupation: TV commercials director, President 88storey Films, partner Bowler Restaurant

Website: 88storeyfilms.com, Bowlerrestobar.com

Favorite toy as a child: Voltes V, GI Joe

Favorite toy now: Cars

Turn-ons: A lot to mention

Turn-offs: stupidity and mediocrity

What are 5 things that inspire you right now? My family. That's all I ever live for.

Top 5 movies: Too many to mention but The Godfather would be top of mind

Music you listen to: Alternative and R&B

When you're not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? I spend most of my time with my family. I play video games (PS3). Watch movies.

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? a graphic designer or a painter

If you can have any super power, what would it be? the ability to fly and see through walls

What is the biggest problem of the world right now? religion

What do you think is the solution? Hmm tough question

What's the most important life lesson you've learned so far? Never be afraid to jump. Risk everything and just do it.

Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/read/said): My personal mantra --- Think with your eyes, see with your mind.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

quark henares

He has a kick-ass collection of graphic novels, vinyl toys, movies, and music! Drool over the creative space of filmmaker Quark Henares. :)


Name: Quark Henares

Website: www.youtube.com/quarkhenares, intrigero.livejournal.com

Occupation: filmmaker/teacher/entrepreneur/musician/pimp

Favorite toy as a child: yung Teddy Ruxpin ng little sister ko na nilalagyan ko ng Bruce Springsteen casette tapes

Favorite toy now: the original Kidrobot big ass Gorillaz vinyl set


Turn-ons: people who make me laugh. glasses are nice. and ponytails, or nice shortish hair. and haters! :)

Turn-offs: people who don't really have passion for anything

Top 5 movies: Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino, Blue Velvet by David Lynch, A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick, Se7en by David Fincher, Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola, Singles by Cameron Crowe

Top 3 books: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, The Tetherballs of Bougainville by Mark Leyner, Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland

Music you listen to: whatever gets me through the day. i recently compiled my 100 favorite songs of the decade, which you can find here-- http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23100songsfor2k

When you’re not busy with work, what do you do in your free time? Read, go to gigs, watch movies-- which all STILL count as work in a weird sort of way.

If you were to choose a different job, what would it be? Be an architect. I have an unexplainable love for buildings and cities.

If you can have any super power, what would it be? Telekinesis. That would kick so much ass, and I'd even be able to make myself fly.

Where do you find inspiration for your creations? Everything from real events to other works of art. Most of my characters are inspired by people I either find interesting or hate, though.

Most inspiring statement/moment (heard/said/read)? something i now base my every decision on: "I wish Quark Henares would refrain from selling out again, because if he doesn't he can be one of the important ones." - Alexis Tioseco

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