Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Producers: National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Colorwheel Media Studios

National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) provides grants for artists, project managers, and organizations with various art projects and events including research, scholarships, films, festivals, and performance and visual arts events.

The project proposals pass through different committees (for film projects – via the cinema committee composed of distinguished artists and media practitioners). Once approved by the committee, it goes up different levels until the Board gives its final approval.

Colorwheel Media Studios
Colorwheel Media Studios is a group of freelance production artists providing services for both commercial and independent productions (corporate videos, films, and music videos). Their set-up promotes a cost-effective way for quality production work. Since it’s inception during the production of “Pera-perahang Lata,” Colorwheel has already produced a good number of commercial and independent film and video productions.

The team’s latest projects include a series of videos for De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, an upcoming AVP for the Office of the President’s Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), and AVPs for Tuldok Animation Studios.

Gary’s Sister: Jocel Vergel de Dios

A familiar face seen on many TV commercials and TV productions, Jocel Vergel de Dios is also starting to make a name in the film scene. She also acted in the 2006 film “Pamahiin.”

Student in Jeep and Drunk Maniac in Jeep: Ed Jaluag and Rommel Buenaventura

Ed Jaluag and Rianne met at Tuldok Animation Studios where they are both members. Ed also worked as an artist for the indie animated short (also funded by the NCCA through the proponent Ramon del Prado, also Rianne's friend and one of the storyboard artists for "Pera-perahang Lata") where Rianne also worked for Tuldok's AVP and BTS video.

Rommel Buenaventura made a number of independent productions mostly for the University of the Philippines Film Institute and Mowelfund. He is also one of the founders of the Pi Omicron Independent Film Festival at the University of the Philippines.

Rommel Buenaventura is Rianne's batchmate at PETA when they opened their application way back 2000/2001.

Director of Photography: Wowie Hao

As director of photography, Wowie Hao was nominated for the Gawad Urian Awards for Best Cinematography in 2006 for the Cinema One Originals film entry “Dilim.” She also shot the films “Endo,” “Miss Pinoy,” “Puwang,” “Imahe nasyon,” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

Her first film with Rianne was the 35mm short film “Aninag.” She is a film graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute where she garnered the Best Production Thesis 2003 (Experimental Film Category) for her film “Patibong.” She is a frequent collaborator for Rianne’s commercial works.

Assistant Director: Karla Pambid

As assistant director, Karla Pambid rendered her services for the Cinemalaya films “Jay” and “Batad: Sa Paang Palay.” She worked as assistant for “Aawitan Kita” and floor director for “Chowtime na!” She also worked as writer for QTV’s talk show “Moms” and was the supervising producer/director for a segment of Philippines’ Next Top Model. She also does assistant directing work for TV commercials. Her works include spots for Argentina, Huggies, among others.

As a character actress, she did a number of TV stints in shows like “Krystala,” “Kirara,” “Tabing Ilog,” “Bakekang,” “Darna,” “Star Drama,” “Kakabakaba,” “Magpakailanman,” “Del Tierro,” “Marimar,” among others. She also acted for mainstream film productions “Maging Aking Muli” and “Bagong Buwan,” and independent films “Nars” and “Saan Nagtatago si Happiness?” She worked as acting coach for Rio del Mar and rendered her voice as Sailor Jupiter in the anime “Sailormoon.” She also played the mother role on Rianne's second film "Aninag" alongside Joel Torre as her husband.

A well-known face in TV, film, and advertising, she has been a familiar face on the pioneer TV commercials of Circulan 4-in-1. She has also been seen in TV spots of Benadryl, Celeen, among others. Her theater stints include “Oyayi,” “Agnoia,” “Be Not Afraid-Pope John Paul II,” “Mga Kwentong Asyano,” “Dasal Kay San Antonio,” “Rizal Y Crisostomo,” among others. In 1996, she took part on the Young Actors’ Scholarship Program of the Actors’ Workshop Foundation. She’s one of the founding members of the Silly Peoples’ Improv Theater (SPIT). She, along with Rianne, was part of Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) Summer Academy 2001.

Art Directors: Armi Rae Cacanindin and Kiko Tolentino; Art Department

A film graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute, Armi Rae Cacanindin was nominated for the Gawad Urian Awards Best Production Design in her work for the Cinemalaya film “Tribu.” As a freelance production designer, art director, and assistant director, she also worked for a number of critically-acclaimed independent films including “Autohystoria,” “Now Showing,” “Next Attraction,” and “Huling Araw ng Linggo.”

In 2008, she attended the Asian Film Academy in Busan, Korea as production designer.

Set Production Assistant for Day 1 shoot - Rowena Sanchez, a film student from the UP Film Institute.

Setmen for Day 1 shoot
First-time art director in a film production, Kiko Tolentino is primarily exposed in TV primarilyduction work, first as a staff member of the art department, and later on as art director. He worked for QTV’s talk show “Moms” and the cooking show “Ka-toque.”

The Art Dept during Day 2 shoot

Setmen/Propsmen - Rommel Dimaano, Exequiel Mantilla, Fernando Sanchez, Ace Doca, Elmer Villareyes, and Ronnie Dizon