It’s a time for graphic novels. That might come off as an odd thing to say in the midst of awards season, and yet, I can’t help see it everywhere I go.
Anyone who is in tune with comics and graphic novels already know how structurally, they are page-turning storyboards to film and shows waiting to happen. While we’ve seen that a lot akin the superhero franchises, it’s the one-offs, the standalone graphic novels, the visual stories tapped into communities, and worlds even, apart from what we’re already familiar with that are starting to manifest into something more than what their bookworm audiences already know them for. Continue reading “A Time for Graphic Novels”
Yes, it’s been a hot minute (a year, actually) since I’ve done one of these. The last time I did an analysis on a film to this extent was “tick, tick… BOOM!” This time around, I’m delving into the highly anticipated “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” but with a slight twist, as I’ll be relaying how much this story resonated me with what I’ve been going through as of late.
WARNING: The following contains light spoilers from the film.
Continue reading “Finding Solace and Validity in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever””
Hey everyone! So clearly, I am posting this a few days earlier than I normally would on my blog, but the reason why is aside from this weekend being busy, the subject in which I’m addressing officially kicks off today. Continue reading “Check out Mixed Asian Media Fest 2022!”
Well, it’s been a week, and I’m happy to report that I succeeded with my challenge. I watched all four films and earlier this week, that family member watched “Everything Everywhere All At Once” for the first time. The response: Well, he certainly had the most low-key reactions I’ve ever seen anyone make to the film. Continue reading “Results of the Labor Day Weekend Movie Challenge”
I’ve been a touch mum since the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign for Dasig. While work on the graphic novel continues on, life moves forward, and today, I’m bringing something a little different to the table. Continue reading “Labor Day Weekend Movie Challenge”
At a glance, it’s been a minute since I’ve made several announcements at once – since the early days of the pandemic, to be precise. There’s a lot that’s going on and a lot to go over, and I’m just going to go right ahead and dive into it: Continue reading “Kickstarters, Anniversaries, and Reels (Oh My!)”
This is another one of those things where you will already know if you follow me on social media. However, in case you don’t, let me just say that I really enjoyed the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series this past month. I loved the journey that this beloved character went through, and despite the hiccups along the way, it didn’t deter my otherwise full blown enjoyment for it. In terms of adding to long-existing story, it was inspiring to me as a writer — so much to where during the show’s run, I started adding to the story myself. Continue reading “The Act of Screenwriting Exercises”
Last year, I made my debut with Rainy Day Artistic Collective with a one-act play I wrote called “Interview with an Aswang;” where a college student interviews her aswang friend about what her life is like for a school assignment, only to unknowingly hit on some hard realities the latter has dealt with. It was since made into a short film that was submitted into the film festival circuit, and while it did play at Mixed Asian Media Fest, it otherwise wasn’t as successful getting in elsewhere. Continue reading “Now Playing: “Interview with an Aswang””
(Before I dive into today’s topic, I do want to acknowledge the fact that yes, I am aware that it’s been about a month since I did one of my regular blog posts. That was unplanned, but trust me when I say that I have a really good reason for doing so. Aside from work having been busier than usual at my day job, I also have been hard at work on a project I am writing. It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but stay tuned. Something is coming very soon.)
Continue reading “Reflection on a Celebration of “Star Wars” Stories”
So this is a subject matter I’ve been meaning to address for a while now, in a manner of clearing things up and to express my thoughts about this. Continue reading “Thoughts About Directing”