Dependant Film Making
November 9, 2009 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Confessions of an Independent Film Maker is the video log about a Filipino guy who wants to make a feature film. After a year and a half, he's finally in production. Watch out for this guy.
posted by Taft (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Cool, a guy acting wacky on youtube. I wish him all the best!!!!
posted by Damn That Television at 6:32 PM on November 9, 2009

So he's the German version of Mark Borchardt?
posted by xmutex at 6:42 PM on November 9, 2009

posted by leviathan3k at 6:43 PM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

I don't know why I said German when he's Filipino. You know. Philippines, Germany.

I need to go to sleep.
posted by xmutex at 6:44 PM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

Not only will I henceforth follow his exploits religiously for the entirety of his assuredly storied career – at the expense of myriad personal relationships, which fall apart beneath the gloomy, bizarre weight of my defence of his multiple child rape charges (“Child rape has helped his art!”); and to the profound detriment of countless dining companions, who will become so glacially bored with my constant maundering over “The next Kieślowski” that they will continue eating past the meal and through the actual plate in the hopes of achieving massive oesophageal trauma – but I will even wait until the end of the obituary for a bonus scene.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:01 PM on November 9, 2009 [2 favorites]

He begged for money on Youtube and got $1100 and so, THEN (and only then) his father agreed to give him the rest of the money.

I'd rather see AVGN get a budget.
posted by autodidact at 7:39 PM on November 9, 2009


If you watched the entire series, you'd see the turmoil he goes through to get a producer, studio, etc. He didn't just "beg for money".
posted by Taft at 7:47 PM on November 9, 2009

I hope he makes it. At first I thought - "oh your Dad helped you out with the remainder of the money? Blah." but then he points out that his Dad took out a loan on his house - so that's not exactly the same thing.

Anyway he seems like a really driven person (in a good way) and good luck to him.
posted by awfurby at 8:02 PM on November 9, 2009

If you're going to not like independent films because the guy's dad gave him money, better stick to blockbusters.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:22 PM on November 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

He should team up with the "I'm making a Low Budget HDV Filipino Horror Movie in NYC" guy who's been all over /. the last few years, and make a Filipino zombie armageddon star-crossed lovers cross-country meetup road movie.

Or, y'know, maybe not. Because it'd have to be a hell of a movie to beat Wild Zero.
posted by Pinback at 9:45 PM on November 9, 2009

I've seen so many of these I really didn't expect much, but he made me laugh. I remember the first project I worked on that had a proper budget we raised (enough for me to quit my job at the time), and I certainly remember how bat shit insane that moment was so I'm really happy someone else seems to be going through it. Good luck to him.
posted by ciderwoman at 9:01 AM on November 10, 2009

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