this was my first time to work with pokwang and she was very nice, even ordered lechon all the way from cebu (sabrosa) for the staff and crew. the costumes were care of ien beltran, a stylist friend who worked with us in brillante mendoza’s up coming movie, prey. in saying this, im glad i only had to do props and set here because we only had about 2 days to prepare. doing the costumes with everything else would have been crazy so im glad they got ien to handle all of costuming. jeorge agcaoili was directing and so i had the privilege to work with him and the fun people at provil again.
originally the director’s board featured a dark banquet hall and we decided to push the style a bit. i pulled inspiration from black swan’s production design. i liked the woods backdrop in the dance hall and the modern design in the ballet director’s house (not pictured here– i dont normally put everything out in the pegs presentation because sometimes it doesnt work, and when it does it becomes a pleasant surprise)
wanted black, white and glass in the design with elements of twigs and small flowers.
however, we were later on informed that client wanted french or victorian so we had to drop black swan and went for something traditional. although i loved my original design, i had to go with the higher echelons so i compromised and gave them this new set of pegs.