In memory of Tado we’ll be doing #tributado this week, posting music videos and shorts featuring our favorite music video actor. this one’s a vintage Parokya ni Edgar video for “Harana” directed by Robert Quebral.
Musician, writer, actor, director, radio host, designer, entrepreneur, comedian, activist. He was that rare person who could make you laugh at the smallest things yet consider the bigger issues at the same time, or make you simultaneously revile and admire him for refusing to take a bath for 6 weeks for the sake of art. In the early 00s Tado was the stamp of Philippine indie cinema: everyone had to have him in their films. Then he became a mainstream phenomenon, and frightened the suits because of his refusal to compromise his political views. He died on the way to yet another advocacy project, instagramming wisecracks along the way. "kung ako ang pagpipiliin, gusto ko na maalala nila ako bilang hindi isang pulitiko kundi isang rebolusyonaryo na naghahangad ng tunay at ganap na pagbabago."Thank you for your endless passion, Tado Jimenez. There is a light that never goes out.
Q: How many times can we shamelessly plug the #rakenroldibidi launch?
A: As many as the amount of talented friends we have.
Everything happens later, kids :) After this, we can literally heave a sigh of relief. Can’t wait.
New #Rakenroldibidi poster by Rob Cham, based on a very old and forgotten trailer study. We loff you so much, Rob.
The launch is a scant two days away! Don’t forget to show up at any of our three parties (or all of them for that matter)! This is also the first and only time the cast and crew will be doing a Q&A, so we’re very excited. See you then!
Finally! Join us for the launch of the Rakenrol DVD on February 8, with a free screening + Q&A in Uview Fully Booked High Street at 7 (preceded by Chris Costello and Mihk Vergara's Ang Maskot) , an afterparty concert at Route 196 w Ciudad, Taken by Cars, The Purplechickens, Kate Torralband, Pedicab andThe Strangeness, and an afterafter dance party at Black Market with The Diegos! DVD is currently available in all Astroplus, Astrovision, Odyssey, SM Music & Video and Landmark! Thank you Apol Sta. Maria for ze poster!
now available on DVD at all video outlets nationwide (Astrovision/Astroplus/Odyssey/SM Music & Video/Landmark).
Tales From The Friend Zone has always been a funny and entertaining series, but its prequel, Zero, transcends its brilliance by adding something extra for the holiday season: FEELS. To loosely quote director RA Rivera: “may pinaghuhugutan” (there was something to dig from). This added ingredient introduces the RA Rivera/Ramon Bautista love team version 3.0 — something current and hilarious and postmodern, but personal and emotionally honest as well.
After all, what’s art without the heart, right?
This is TFTFZero part one. There are links for parts two and three right after. End this year with a sigh.
Until The Quiet Comes
Featuring: Ang Bandang Shirley, Your Imaginary Friends, The Fridays, Catriona Gray, Ourselves The Elves, Yolanda Moon, Techy Romantics and Kate Torralba
(IDM + city streets + thin font = urban depression cinema)
not really their grad pictures (if I recall correctly these are from “Ang Nawawala” director Marie Jamora’s magazine Pillbox), but it would be nice to think of them as such anyway.