Synopsis: Tawak” is a story about Biano, a “magtatawak”, the equivalent of a quack doctor in the Filiipino culture. Biano is popularly known for making concoctions of antidotes for snake bites. But what happens when a “snake” named Marko strikes Biano’s life with a venom he has no cure for? When Marko rapes Biano’s wife, the town questions Biano’s masculinity and capacity to protect her. How could Biano face such embarassment? Can he find a cure to the outbreak of gossip and mockery and prove his ability to heal? PROJECT BACKGROUND The making of this indei film was inspired by and conceived from the customary practices of Marinduqueños during the Lenten Season. Also, the fact that there had been no single film produced for and by the province in order to promote if not discover or entirely preserve its authentic cultures. The title “Tawak” is taken from the name of a locally-made anti-venom (esp. snakebites) concoction. Marinduque – an island province famous for its Moriones Festival is abounding with culture reflected in the practices and rituals which were handed from generation to generation. Some of these include “pagtatawak”, “pagpapanata”, “pagkakabalwa”, “pagpapasyon”, others. The immense and enigmatic devotion of people […]
As a cinematographer and fashion photographer, I am always on the lookout for opportunities where I can utilize my skills. This is why I was very enthusiastic when I was invited to the ASC Fashion Show by my good friends, Kiran Khan and Amith Singh Chauhan. What Is The ASC Fashion Show? For starters, it’s one of the fashion shows during New York Fashion Week. Its main focus is to provide a platform for international designers to showcase their designs. Put together by a power couple, Kiran Khan and Amith Singh Chauhan from ASC Productions, it is one of the best fashion shows during New York Fashion Week. The ASC Fashion Show presented over 20 global designers with a great team of hair and makeup artists. What I liked the most was that it promoted awareness of the Sikh culture through innovations in fashion design. Our Involvement My chosen field requires a lot of networking. It’s something I truly place great importance on because it has given me a lot of opportunities to work with amazing people. I have known Amith and Kiran through a mutual friend, Ritesh, the founder of Awesome TV. They asked me to work with them […]
Samantha Gabrielle Cunanan who is turning 4 years on March 21 is now opening her horizon in kids modeling. She is very excited to work in print ad, TV and fashion show walk. Sam as called by her friends and family is very sociable and outgoing. She loves talking and communicating to everybody. Her enthusiasm to discover new things and make more friends are part of her being. As described by many Sam is a natural model. She loves photoshoot. Her ability to project in front of camera is innate in her. She’s having fun in every shootings. Whenever Sam and her family crosses Time Square going back home, she always screams “I want to be like them!” pointing on the huge electronic billboards showing different models.
I am very pleased to announce that I have been featured on Breaking Boundaries’ website in one of their blog’s articles. The article is about word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing and how my staff and I have utilized it to grow our business and provide value to our clients. We believe in outstanding customer service as is emphasized in the article and we’ve also given a few business insights. Please check out the article below and we hope you enjoy! Looking forward to doing business with you. I learned a lot from Malcom Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference. He spoke about how epidemics of demand happen and the types of people who can trigger it. Malcolm claims that there are 3 types of people who start epidemics: the Connectors, the Mavens, and the Salesmen. For this article, we’re going to focus on the Mavens–the people who start word-of-mouth epidemics. Before we go further, let’s define what word-of-mouth is. According to businessdictionary.com, it is an oral or written recommendation by a satisfied customer to the prospective customers of a good or service and is considered to be the most effective form of promotion. Why Word-of-Mouth? As […]
Their wedding was inspired by an episodes of Parks and Recreation “Fancy Party”. The episode symbolizes that all you need for a wedding is two people who love each other and people who love them. Love is like a rock that can stand in any weather that no matter what happens will face together.
This is a very rewarding event. I loved the ambience. It offer seated and over-hanging balcony views of a full-length catwalk. Thank you so much Vanny Tousignant for this wonderful opportunity. The show was held at Hornblower’s luxury yachts last Saturday May 28, 2016. The venue is great,very impressive and perfect for the occasion.
Photos from the Aveda Institute of New York Catwalk for Water event, Sunday May 22nd. Special Thanks to Appollonia Rankin-Steele for the invitation and for this wonderful opportunity to shoot a Fashion show with a cause. This is an awesome event. Thank you to all of the talented students at Aveda for their phenomenal work, and a special thank you to each of the models I had the pleasure to shoot that day.