My first film…7-CUT

 

My very first film back in 1998, Manny Montelibano asked me if I wanted to do tag-team with Lawrence Fajardo and do short films.  It was providential because I had wanted to do my very first film then.  We would put up one production and do each of our short films and do role-reversal and help each other out.  In the end, I became the lead actor for Lawrence Fajardo’s very first ever short film. And he acted also in mine.  Yep, Lao (his nickname) is actually in 7-Cut!

I shot this a V-8 camera without any formal training in film, I din’t even know what a shotlist was.  Manny Montelibano guided me a lot.  I just asked a lot of questions I remember. But one person made the biggest contribution and it was Louie Gumapas who did magic in the editing of 7-Cut.

This short film introduced me to the world of filmmaking and the late Alexis Tioseco who brought me and the film to Singapore 8 years later in 2006.

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