Let’s talk about Aedrian.

He’s an advocate of children’s rights as well as the rights of the LGBT group.

He wants to make films that can “break the wall of oppression,” he said, to help the marginalized.


1. What’s the last movie you saw in cinema and with whom?

The last movie I saw was the Thai horror film I Miss U with my special someone. LOL. It was good. The story was peculiarly romantic. I actually like Thai films.

2. What’s the next movie you’re going to watch on big screen?

I am really looking forward to watching ‘Thy Womb’ on big screen.

3. Who’s that actor/actress you wanna sleep with?546497_486068028070499_23733493_n

I’d rather leave this question unanswered for security purposes hahaha

4. Is there a film that made a huge impact in your childhood in one way or another?

It would be Magic Temple. I will never forget that movie, di parin ako nagsasawa until now. I could still remember the song “lulubog, lilitaw!” The film really challenged my imagination when I was still a kid back then.

5. What film genre are you most comfy watching?

I love watching black comedy and some other psychological mind f*ck films.

6. What movies have made you cry like stupid?

Titanic, Anak, Simon Birch, One Day and Prayers for Bobby

7. What’s your all-time favorite film (foreign and local)?

Uhm, marami eh. LOL. For foreign – Tim Burton films, Cast Away, In the Realm of Senses, Malena and Ip Man for local  films- AnakAng Babae sa Septic Tank and Sarong Banggi

8. If you are to pitch a movie, what story are you going to tell?

I would want to do a film that will tackle HIV/AIDS issues, but I want the film’s treatment to be comically poignant.


9. Do you follow the works of a certain director?

I am a big fan of Tim Burton. For local directors, I would say Erik Matti and Lawrence Fajardo.

10. Why should the Philippines watch regional films?

These are collections of stories that tackle about realities of life coming from different places around the country. Each of these films will take you into a  realm that will alter your vision to see the invisible. If you want to watch films that truly speak about substance and depth, watch regional films. They will seriously blow your mind.


Aedrian Araojo is the director of El Pundido Luz de Casa, which won Best Screenplay and Special Jury Citation for Best Film in the 8th Mindanao Film Festival last year.

Cinema Rehiyon 5 is co-presented by UPLB Foundation Inc. and Pelikulab. The much-awaited film festival will be in UPLB on February 5-8, 2013.

Cinema Rehiyon is the flagship project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts–Cinema Committee.


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