Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Karsel (Prison)




My first 35mm film thesis at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (Kodak Film Award 2003, Best Production Thesis 2003, Nominee for Gawad Urian 2004.......). Check out the whole 20 minutes of it at Youtube :)

Noticeably, the sound is so mono... :D this film was done the real old school way... literal sweat and blood in the classic Moviola of LVN... i remember how my hands got wounded with the positive prints and the chemicals of the film... More than 6000 feet of films to edit! Plus some electric shocks while editing during the wee hours of the dawn... sleepless nights and days... ghosts lingering around the editing room... hehe! good old days...

Best Production Thesis 2003, 17th Gawad Urian Nominee for Best Short Film, TAU International Film Festival 2004 (Tel Aviv, Israel), Cinevita Film Festival 2008, Eksperimento Film Festival 2004, Finalist - 1st Indeo Film and Video Festival 2004, UP Diliman Film and Video Festival 2004, Pelikula at Lipunan Film Festival 2004, Celebrating Women - Women’s Week Film Fest 2004, Featured film at the Feminine Force Group Woman’s Month 2007, Illuminations: Awarded Student Films of the UP Cinema Arts Society, Finalist - International Women's Film Festival 2006, University of Makati Film Society Movietrip 2007, aired at UniversiTV: 2007 to present