we’re roughly midway shooting through the 2nd episode of regal film’s widely anticipated horror anthology, shake, rattle, & roll, now on its 15th version. carlo and i are working again with jerrold tarog (director), mackie galvez (cinematographer), and benjamin tolentino (editor). we did our first SRR episode years back for punenrarya (blogging about that here) and got a lot of notice for that episode, especially from the brilliant performance of our lead, carla abellana. this time she’s back working with us along with dennis trillo, john lapus, and the magnificent chanda romero. watch out for SRR 15’s 2nd episode in december 2014!
i know as a kid ive dreamt of doing a hollywood movie, or at least a star cinema one. but never in my wildest dream did i ever think id be doing a regal movie until it happened. and i had to do a shake rattle and roll movie at that!
joann banaga has always been telling me ill never know my full capabilities until i try doing a regal movie. this may be some sort of rites of passage for filmmakers like myself. my affiliation with the monteverdes was always with dondon, mother lily’s son, who owns reality entertainment (of which i did a shelved project with chito rono eons ago) and revolver studios, where i do most of my tv commercial work. there became a running joke on the set that goes: “weh, filmmaker ka? nag-regal ka na ba?”
i always had apprehensions when regal comes to the picture but i couldnt pass off the opportunity to work with jerrold tarog for his first mainstream movie. we’ve done 2 indies so far (mangatyanan and senior year) and it’s always great fun working with him and his motley crew of a staff. so i blocked off september and october of 2010 for this movie.
jerrold calling the shots from the bedroom
dop mackie galvez
me (still with braces), bianca balbuena assistant director, benjamin tolentino script con and sid lucero
carla abellana, cited for an acting nomination for her work here at the metro manila film festival
mercedes cabral sporting a preggie tummy on top of the film crew while bianca looks on
our awesome cast sid lucero, jess evardone, anna vicente, gaby dela merced and the lovely ms. odette khan