"This film is made possible through crowdfunding. Thank you so much for your support." This is the opening text of my new film, moro2mrw, which was shot last March around Mindanao. I never thought that we would be able to make it considering one of our biggest funders thought that making a film on the Bangsamoro was a huge gamble after the Mamasapano incident that killed 44 SAF men and Moro nationalists. With the help of friends, family and the leadership of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, we managed. We're now on post-production.
|First scene. Day 1. Somewhere in General Santos City.|
|Preparing to shoot the opening sequence in Barangay Silway 8, Polomolok, South Cotabato.|
|Deciding on a scene with line producer Liryc dela Cruz, soundman Arbi Barbarona and assistant director Joe Bacus.|
|Art Director TJ Baud prepares actress Mayka Lintongan in a crucial scene.|
|Magic hour. Waiting for the right moment (or was it waiting for the actors in an unplanned scene).|