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12/6/10

2010 Bucket List

Midway this year, I saw some of my co-workers doing a list.  It got me curious.  I had to see it.  They were making a list of things that they oughta do before the year ends.  Or at least do some of those in the list before the year ends.  I was jealous.  I had to make one for myself.  It was kinda cute, setting short term, difficult but attainable goals.  They may not be big but it gives you a sense of fulfillment or accomplishment, because at the very least, you have accomplished something that you normally would not be doing.

So I made my own list.  It is shorter because I have only like six months left before the year ends. Here is what my list looked like, it is very FILM driven...
  • Submit a short film for Titus Brandsma (I submitted my work "Bahay-Bahayan")
  • Submit a FEATURE film for Cinemanila (I submitted my work "Hatid")
  • Submit a short film for Cinemanila (I submitted my work "Baby")
  • Make a poverty porn film (Baby)
  • Submit films to 22nd Gawad CCP (eMo, Bahay-Bahayan)
  • Make a video of me singing and post in youtube.
The biggest accomplishment for me here was that I was able to make a feature film with a very minimal budget.  I made my first feature films, a cheat animation film, titled "Hatid", which chronicles the last day of a girl as her uncle made money of her.  I only spent less than three thousand pesos just to get it done, but I had a really hard time editing it.  With all my works, it for me was very personal, and also it for me I think was the film that it is really SO not like me at all, or it is something that I would not do.  In a way, I think I stepped up.  But I could not get it out of my head that the movie was kinda lazy.  Anyway.  At least I got to experience making a longer film.  And a very serious one at that.


I am very happy to say though that I am able to finish everything that I promised to do.  However, it got me looking like I was just making films for festivals sake.  Honestly no.  I got this advise from a really good adviser that I should not be making films just to please film festivals and that got stuck in my head and that is what I have been doing ever since.  I make films because I love doing them.  I do.  And I will be doing it, hopefully, for a very long time.

Anyway.  Here is the last video.  I just recently finished the last entry.  I do not know if I sounded good or anything.  I think that there was a very sharp part in it.  I don't care.  Bucket List done!

Over and Out.

Douglas.