Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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
I Am Cuba
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.
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
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
Friday, June 4, 2010
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
Name: Quark Henares
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
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.
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