Hot Shots recommends a new publication on actual Philippine independent film introducing conversations with Adolfo Alix Jr, Ato Bautista, Ditsi Carolino, Mes De Guzman, Lav Diaz, Rico Maria Ilarde, Jeffrey Jeturian, Khavn, Raya Martin, Brillante Mendoza, Paolo Villaluna & Ellen Ramos, Roxlee, Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Auraeus Solito, Kidlat Tahimik and John Torres. (Teaser video)

“The most prominent internationally-acclaimed and wildly divergent digital filmmakers from the Philippines answer questions on filmmaking and beyond: from humble beginnings, to first adventures and unforgettable experiences, to influences and philosophy and process, to what the power of film is, to the true meaning of independence, to what the future holds for cinema, locally and worldwide.

Filmmaker and festival director Khavn De La Cruz throws the questions at them, and gamely answers them himself. The results are at turns informative and insightful, inspirational and illuminating, revealing how diverse the landscape of Philippine Cinema has become, and how much of it is a shared love and a shared art in which you are complicit in.”

Edited by Khavn De La Cruz with Dodo Dayao & Mabie Alagbate. Including an Introduction by Bienvenido Lumbera  and Profiles by Chard Bolisay, Oggs Cruz, & Dodo Dayao. Published by Noel Ferrer, Instamatic Writings & MovFest.

Filmmakers Khavn De La Cruz, John Torres and Kidlat Tahimik were guests of Hot Shots in 2008, where their respective works “Squatterpunk” (2007),  “Todo Todo Teros” (2006) and “The Perfumed Nightmare” (1976/77) & “Turumba” (1983) were shown in the Philippine focus selection and Retrospective.

The book is available via Kamias Road Store.


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