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To the staff and cast of Aninag:
Aninag is showing in two film fests this June 🙂 Thank you so much to all of you!!
The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival – Aninag is showing on June 26, 2005.
The New York Filipino Film Festival - Aninag is showing along with The Memories of a Forgotten War on June 12, 2005, in celebration of the Independence Day
This is an article from Yehey.com:
Date: 6/27/2005 8:20:49 AM
“Aninag” (“Light’s Play”)
a film by Rianne Hill Soriano
15 mins., 35mm Fantasy/Children New York International Independent Film and Video Festival 2005; Cinema Purgatoryo 2005; New York Filipino Film Festival 2005 Indiemand: The 1st Pi Omicron Independent Film Festival; Pelikula at Lipunan Film and Video Festival 2005
Isabel journeys in a dream world with her new mystical friends “Saya” (Happiness) and “Pag-asa” (Hope) in an attempt to overcome her isolation due to her blindness.
“Aninag” (“Light’s Play”) is a 15-minute narrative shost in 35mm film. Isabel, a blind girl who journeys in a dream world formed through the emotions she feels, plays with her new mystical friends “Saya” (Happiness) and “Pag-asa” (Hope). As they leave, Isabel succumbs to her negative thoughts. Her life becomes endangered. The question is: “How would she overcome her fear, helplessness, and depression in this struggling situation?”
“Aninag” (“Light’s Play”) is a film grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Most of the film stocks used in the film came from Kodak Philippines through the filmmaker’s prize as Kodak Film Awardee 2003 of the UP Film Institute through her thesis film “Karsel” (“Prison”). With the help from production houses Filmex (through a number of short ends and lending of equipment) and Production Village (through a number of short ends), the film was greatly blessed with a good number of generous institutions and artists willing to help out with this kind of independent film production.
The film’s dream sequence was inspired by the storybook “Ang Ika-Sampung Taong Kaarawan ni Prinsesa Mayumi” (“Princess Mayumi’s 10th Birthday”), which the filmmaker originally wrote for the film.
The child actors were from the Advocacy Program of the Museo Pambata (an institution helping deprived, underprivileged, and street children and a museum for kids). The staff was proud of these three kids who each did a great job as first time actress/actor for a 35mm film.
Through the help of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR, Province of Rizal, Philippines), the City Hall of Antipolo and the Municipal Hall of Rodriguez, Rizal, the bulk of the film (dream sequence) was shot at the historical site of the Wawa Gorge, more familiarly known as the Wawa Dam, in San Rafael, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal — where the legend of Bernardo Carpio’s “Dalawang Nag-uupugang Bato”(The Two Clashing Boulders) originated.
Patricia de Silva – Isabel
Karla Pambid – Mom
Joel Torre – Dad
David Trinidad Jr. – Pag-asa
Rency Van Dorpe – Saya
Charisse Mara Luluquisin – Fairy dancer
Iroy Abesamis – Fear-fed shadowman
The Production Team
Rianne Hill Soriano – Screenplay and Direction
Wowie Hao – Director of Photography
Chrisel Galeno – Production Designer (Day 1 to 3)
Joy Puntawe – Production Designer (Day 1)
French Lacuesta and Joy Puntawe – Asst. Directors
Ron Dale – Editor
Philip Arvin Jarilla – Musical Scorer
Jason Galindez and Noel Bruan – Audio Engineers
Alda David, Rianne Hill Soriano and Mayleen Enorme-Menez – Production Managers
Iroy Abesamis – Choreographer
AG Sano, Rianne Hill Soriano and Philip Arvin Jarilla – Storyboard Artists
Rianne Hill Soriano – Original children’s storybook made for the film
Al Rio and Ojay Desuasido – Storybook Artists
The filmmaker would like to thank the NCCA, Filmex, LVN, Provill, Optima, Museo Pambata, Kodak Phils., Kontragapi, UP Film Institute, First Call, Sun for All Children, GiantSponge, City Hall of Antipolo, DENR (Rizal), Municipality of Rodriguez, the people of Wawa Gorge, and all those who helped us in the production.