'Nosebleed' wins in digital film awards
A Kapampangan independent film titled "Balangingi (Nosebleed)" won the [ETC] Best Short Film award from the recently concluded Philippine Digital Music and Short Film Festival held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last March 12.
"Balangingi" is created by a group of young people calling themselves as Kamaru. The bilingual film, which uses English and the native Kapampangan [language], has a mix of intellectual humor and romance.
Jason Paul Laxamana, director and writer of a young group called Kamaru, said the film is about the romantic relationship of two philosophers and touches the Kapampangan culture.
"Pinaghalong intellectual at love story na may bearing sa kultura," Laxamana said.
The film's three characters Xoo, April and Jane were played by actors Jayvie Dizon, Frency Rodriguez and Raco del Rosario, respectively.
The three indie stars were thrilled by the award and look forward to making more Kapampangan digital films.
"Para sa iba, kung ano ang hilig nila, dapat linangin ang kanilang talento," says Diego Marx Dobles, assistant director of Kamaru, adding that they would encourage young Cabalens to develop their skills in digital film making.
Kamaru is now gearing up for the 1st Cine Kabalen Philippine Film Festival. With a report from Mylene Valencia, ABS-CBN News Pampanga