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.

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