Filipino filmmaker based in Liberty City
Kartemquin Films' production, led by "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James, "America to Me" will break my Letterboxd review streak of consistently stealing quotes, inserting related song lyrics, or distilled brain rot.
I've lived in Washington for a majority of my life, specifically at an apartment complex less than a mile from a well-revered hospital. Throughout my stay, my family was financially and culturally linked to this institution, like many Filipinos, destined to work there for the rest of their lives.…
On the real tho, aside from audio mishaps and some credit conflicts (i AD’d!!! 😡😡😡) i’m really proud to be a part of this project. Absolutely mesmerizing photography plus cheeky indie shenanigans with hints of cultural appropriation that keep the audience on their toes.
I didn’t get any cigarettes in the goodie bag, but that loose salami will haunt me throughout the month
“A person who’ll apologize for wrongs he didn’t commit is capable for all sorts of terrible things.”
A Brighter Summer Day is a narrative odyssey I wish everyone can experience once in their lifetime. The film follows a student —Xiao Si’r—living in Taipei in the midst of political turmoil with street gangs running amok as a way to cope with the growing loneliness and uncertainty of the future that every one in the town faces. The story meticulously unfolds into…