Director behind “Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-damdamin” Explains The Importance of Nature Through A Short Film.
On June 2020, 24 Frames of CIIT College of Arts and Technology hosted a virtual Sine Siklab film festival, going beyond by bringing the spark out of every aspiring high school and college student filmmaker nationwide.
Director Jermaine Tulbo of “Pinakanakakapagpapabagabag-damdamin” a college student of Meridian International College. He is the mastermind behind the film; a writer, production designer, colorist, with the help of Millaine Matinong in producing and screenwriting the short film.
The film Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-damdamin was an old concept written by Jermaine. He had revised the story countless times, however, the concept of death and nature that surrounds us has remained. He wanted to show people the importance of protecting the world that we live in and how much it would help to throw away a piece of garbage into its rightful bin. He said that it took about 3 days and 2 nights to shoot the film. During those days of filming, instead of getting a good amount of sleep, he would rather feel and smell the nature around him just to imagine how he wanted his film to look like. Coming up with the script was not a hassle for him. In fact, he did not have a full script, a proper scouting location for the film, and everything was merely in bullet form. He and his team planned things right on the spot, because they believed in him, and he believed that he could just do it.
Despite out of all those things mentioned, Jermaine won as the Best Director and Best in Editing from Sine Siklab 2020, and because of his directing, his team won Best in Cinematography by Elyandre Dagil and Best in Supporting Role by Nathaniel Molina as “Miguel”.
Jermaine has nothing else to promote, however, he wants us to be aware of our surroundings for a sustainable living. He wants to share his learnings and let the youth understand and see the importance of having a connection with our surroundings. He lives by a quote “Believe in what you pray for” and hopes for a better future.