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Neil Sebastian brings reality to the reel

Neil Sebastian brings reality to the reel

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By SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO and JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO IN A time when apathy is said to persist among the youth, Neil Sebastian promotes interest in social issues through what he creates best: films. The budding filmmaker marries his beliefs and advocacies with every film he produces. Similar to how a little pebble creates ripples when dropped into water, Neil aims to make an impact on his audience one film at a time. “‘Yung mga goal ko na gawin na film [is] something that makes people think, makes people decide, makes people know about a certain issue. I always make sure that [the film] is something relevant,” he says. The philosophy freshman also asserts that a film should consist of the filmmaker’s stand on a social matter. For him, it is not only about spreading aware...
Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

Research vital in writing, filmmaking, say writers

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RENOWNED WRITERS and professors encouraged Artlets and budding writers to include research in their writing process — be it fictional or academic. “Ang proseso ng pananaliksik ay may angkop na kapangyarihan. Kapag magaling kang tumuklas, sigurado ako, hindi ka matatanga ng mundo,” UST Research Center on Culture, Education, and Social Issues (UST RCCESI) Director Assoc. Prof. Clarence Batan said in a forum held yesterday. Guest speakers Himala scriptwriter Ricky Lee and Ligo na U, Lapit na Me author Eros Atalia, both Palanca awardees, said extensive research is important in the field of writing and filmmaking. “Matinding research ang kinakailangang i-consider mo para [sa isang akda] at sa kung ano ‘yung kayang gawin ng producer at hindi kayang gawin ng producer,” Atalia said. ...