Friday, December 12, 2008

An Eternity of Comic Covers

I guess this guy David Campbell said it best about the site, "They have a metric assload of scanned covers and you will waste an entire afternoon at work looking at them."

Their lab section gets way too geeky. They have all sort of games where you can complete the covers by dragging around pieces.

For the geek at heart, this is a good find:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cine Barangay 2008

The Cinemanila Cinebarangay screenings were held last November 20-22 at the Marikina River Park with subsequent stops at the most populous residential areas in Manila. Participating shorts and documentaries are from the roster of award-winning shorts and features from Dekada Cinemanila.

“Cinebarangay’s idea is to take [to the barangays] select films from Cinemanila and a host of indie films [that have] Pinoy stories. What we really want to do is make these movies accessible to everyone by screenings in public or open places like markets or plazas.” - Cinemanila founder Tikoy Aguiluz on the Inquirer.

Also premiered at Cinemanila's Sine Barangay are two short films directed by former Eraserheads band members Ely Buendia and Marcus Adoro. Plus film workshops by renowned local filmmakers: Raymond Red, Lav Diaz, and Raya Martin.

The wonderful photos were taken by Estan Cabigas

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Handumanan (Remembrance)

Script selected to the 3rd Produire au Sud Film Workshop, 6th World Film Festival Bangkok P500,000 grant approved by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). To premiere in February 2009, during the celebration of the National Arts Month

Seymour Barros Sanchez
Writers: Richard Soriano Legaspi and Seymour Barros Sanchez
Produced by the NCCA and Red Room Productions
In cooperation with the Katorse Writers Group (from Ricky Lee’s 14th scriptwriting workshop), Pixel Art Media Production Co., On Cam Productions and the University of Makati Film Society

About the Director and Writer
Seymour Barros Sanchez is an instructor at the University of Makati Center for Performing and Digital Arts, a special lecturer at St. Paul University Manila (SPUM), and founder and adviser of the University of Makati Film Society (UMak FilmSoc) while Richard Soriano Legaspi is a part-time instructor at the University of the East (UE) College of Fine Arts in Caloocan. They merged their knowledge of mass communication and fine arts to come up with the story.

“Handumanan” (Remembrance) is a story of three people who seem to have lost hope of their worlds until their fateful encounter in a resort in Negros Oriental. Solita Locsin/Soledad Miranda or Sol, 36, is a romance novelist who shuns her publisher’s demand for her to write erotic pocketbooks. In addition, she is suffering from choriocarcinoma, a terminal illness, so she decides to quit her job and takes that long-delayed journey back home in a place near the more popular university town of Dumaguete. Alejandro Tan or Lean, 21, wants to be a writer but he is trapped in his job at the Commission on Audit after finishing accountancy upon the wish of his mother. He also wants to escape from a world which has been harsh to his family. Carlos Silva, 23, a Brazilian print ad model, is searching for his roots and his blog is his main connection to the other side of the world. After Sol finds out about blogging from her niece, she makes use of this new tool to continue writing. This sets up a connection with Carlos who finds her blog in the Internet and wants to meet her. On the other hand, Lean is assigned to audit in Dumaguete but his escapist attitude leads him to Sol, whose romance novels play a significant role in his life.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Produire au Sud Nantes 2008

Produire au Sud Nantes
november 26 - december 2 2008

This year's selection:

Director: Yasmine Choukh
Producer: Amal Chouikh

Director: Moussa Haddad
Producer: Amina Haddad

Director: Hao Liu
Producer: Teresa Kwong

RX - China
Director: Ronin Hsu
Producer: Chen Tian Yu

LOVE TERESA - Colombia
Director: Ana Sofia Osorio Ruiz
Producer: Tatiana Villacob

Director: Enrique Perez Him
Producer: Irina Ruiz Figueroa

THE TOUR - Malaysia
Director: Chris Chong Chan Fui
Producer: Joanna Lee

LE VENT DU SUD - Sénégal
Director: Djibril Saliou Ndiaye
Producer: Ousmanes Sall

Director: Seyfi Teoman
Producers: Yamac Okur and Nadir Operli