We, the young filmmakers and film enthusiasts of Lanao del Sur, are very honored and grateful for having met and mentored by Raymond Lee, one of the best, if not the best, screenwriters of our time. We had a two day workshp entitled Introduction to Writing at Mamitua Saber Research Center. I have learn so much in those two days than I thought I would ever would have about screenwriting. It is more complicated than most of us thinks. And so much fun too.Thank you so much Raymond Lee for sparing us your time. And the National Film Development Council of the Philippines for this opportunity. And to our beloved First Lady of Lanao del Sur, Madamme Raifah Rakiin Adiong who has always been very supportive of the youth and the arts.
|Raymond is so humble and sown to earth, I wish I had more time with him. Have I mentioned that he is indeed very brilliant that his achievements are no surprise. He wrote Anak, Tanging Yaman, and Milan among his many box office hit movies.|
|It was a intimate workshop, conducive to wringing out the creative juices out of us.|
|That's me in grey scarf.|
|Kuya Pogs Zacaria, the first place winner of the FDCP Lanao del Sur Short Fil Competition.|
|We received certificates. Yey! From left to right: Madamme Raifah Adiong, raymond Lee, moi, and Princess Pacasum of the FDCP.|
|The luck few. :)|
|We are thinking about joining the National Film Competition. Malay niyo...|
This is the point in my life where I am asking myself whether I am setting aside my writing and filmmaking ambitions as merely hobby or to pursue them full time. When fate brings you closer to what you really want... is it even right to turn away?