I got this text message today. A filmfest organizer friend saw my short film somewhere and asked me to join.
Napulo, my second screenplay, my first short film. Haaay.
Initial reaction was to say no. Kaya I replied na wag na, hindi naman ako mananalo. But I tried and tried to send that reply, ayaw talaga. Naka unlitext naman ako. Haha.
So, on a whim, I replied asking the requirements. Ayun. Send kagad. That led to a lengthy exchange on how to join.
How do I feel? Excited – parang magrerecital na naman ang anak ko. Happy – dahil by some grand scheme of fate, kinakalabit na naman ako ng pelikula. And lastly, longing. Intense longing. My friends are creating their films and joining national filmfests habang eto ako, hindi pa makagawa, hindi pa kasi kaya, iba ang prioridad.
Lord, You know my dreams. And I know You are good. Ikaw na po bahala.