The 1956 French short film classic “The Red Balloon” (Le ballon rouge) features a tender drama with a fine touch of flight of fancy.
Sharing this from my fellow artists from Tuldok Animation Studios. This is our short film adaptation of the Bernardo Carpio story. We never thought that jumpstarting this animated short would have this personal impact to us involved in the project, given the entire world is currently at a halt. Suddenly, we realized how the lockdown and this story have something in common... The Bernardo Carpio Film Call for Character Design First, we hope you are coping up well in these trying times. As we find our own ways to help while keeping ourselves sane, safe, and healthy being more than halfway through the lockdown, we have decided to try to continue our 15-minute animated film project, the adaptation of the Legend of Bernardo Carpio, despite the halt of supposed funding opportunities. We still have one expected funding to continue, which gives us a ray of hope.We’re inviting artists to an experimental collaboration project for character designs for this short film. Although not directly related to the pandemic in our midst, the plight of Bernardo Carpio, the leader of the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards, hits very close to home to Filipinos currently locked down inside homes or facing the frontlines. This adaptation focuses on the entrapment of Bernardo Carpio inside the 2 Clashing Boulders in Montalban, Rizal. It is believed that once he finally breaks free from being locked down underground, it will mark the liberation of Filipinos from the oppression of their greedy leaders.As we try to help in our own ways and find some means to normalize our lives, make sense of things, and keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy, working on this passion project is something that we feel may help us, as well as other artists who have some means to pursue creative endeavors right now while locked up inside
"Ang Larawan, The Movie" is a film for Filipinos — something to treasure for its artistic and cultural initiative of pioneering the musical film adapted from the work of an acclaimed Filipino literary artist, no less than a National Artist at that. Kudos to all those behind this ambitious cinematic endeavor, as the film, with both its strengths and forgiveable shortcomings, reflects the love and passion of the people who worked on it from start to end. This period piece may not be your usual Hollywood flair full of superhero characters, cool stunts, and uber awesome special effects, but it is worth watching for the heritage and heart it brings to Philippine cinema, music, and literature. When it screens at the cinemas, watch it with an open heart, enjoy its musicality, and willingly look back to a time in our history when vaudevilles are like the movies of the present day. #aportraitoftheartistasfilipino #nickjoaquin #anglarawan