Good Friday in the Philippines Is a Complicated Event

Today is Good Friday, which means if you google “good friday philippines” you’ll come up with hundreds of stories about the annual ritual in which dozens of Filipino Catholics are nailed to the cross (real nails, right through their hands) in a reenactment of Jesus’ suffering.

Avatar Has Emotional Wallop?

Despite the naysayers who find deficiencies in the story, clearly Avatar, it seems, is resonating emotionally with audiences who find the immersive “journey to Pandora” an experience worthy of experiencing multiple times.  In fact CNN reports on “Avatar Blues”, noting: “James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some

Unforgettable Moments….Do You Remember?

Maybe you remember these, maybe your folks told you about it — either way it’s quite an experience to view live breaking news coverage of the “where were you when?” moments of the last half century. This is my list — what have I missed?

Surviving Umiyak Pati Langit – My First Film (Part 2)

here are times in life when the ridiculousness of what is going wrong rises to a level where you just have to shake your head and grimly hang on. This was one such a moment. I could feel the blood rushing to my head as I thought about the financial train wreck that was about to happen — but the more immediate problem of getting Lorna to the hospital provided a sort of respite. Sometimes there are things that come along which just pretty much demand your full attention — this was one.

Memories: Umiyak Pati Langit (My First Movie)

Someday I’m going to put out a memoir along the lines of “Dispatches from the Trenches of Indie Film Warfare”….so along the way, I’m going to make a point of doing a post about each film–what the experience was like. This is the first installment, and it might be called “How to Make a Movie

Remembering Umiyak Pati Langit — My First Film (Part 1)

by Michael D. Sellers Someday I’m going to put out a memoir along the lines of “Dispatches from the Trenches of Indie Film Warfare”….so along the way, I’m going to make a point of doing a post about each film–what the experience was like. This is the first installment. Photo: A quiet street in Quezon