2009 Cinema One Originals: Paano Ko Sasabihin?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Director and Writer: Richard Soriano Legaspi. Assistant Directors: Anna Isabelle Matutina, Pam Miras. Cinematographer: Ogi Sugatan. Editor: Anna Isabelle Matutina. Production Designer: Bon Labora. Art Director: Jane Legaspi. Wardrobe: Dindin dela Cruz, Marlon Tabangcura. Sound: Alan Hilado. Line Producer and Production Manager: Karr Cotamora. Location Manager: Michael Macaraeg. Production Coordinators: Ren’z Estacio, Michelle Ngu. Still Photographers: Mike Odono, Robert de la Cruz.
Cast: Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Geraldine Tan, Johann Alcantara, Ian Viktor, Mikhail Lawrence Hirang, Zernan Mataya, Nestle Garcia, Sarah Joy Agarin, John Marc Tajanlangit, Airich Macalintal, Jules Katanyag, Max Balatbat, Shiela Llana, Judee Bendiola, Renz Estacio, Acer Cruz, Don August, Jeffrey Baligad, Nathan Crisostomo, Joana Marie Martin, Rica Acopio, Hazel Ann Ching, Karen Mercader, Erwin Postorioso, Rehima Grace del Rio, Gabriel Lance M. Pangan


What if the attractive mute guy you meet on the metro train thinks you’re also deaf? Are you ready to pretend to be deaf? And what if you were both just pretending so as not to disappoint each other?

Paano Ko Sasabihin (How Do I Say This) is a romantic comedy about two souls entangled in a loop of lies, both of them hoping that true love will straighten everything out.

Director’s Statement

“This was my first attempt to write a full-length feature, and I finished it in 2002. I’d almost given up on getting it made until it was selected by Cinema One Originals.

“My fascination with the deaf began when I was a child—we lived near a school for the deaf on the border of Santolan, Malabon and Malinta, Valenzuela. From watching them I came to realize that communication has no boundaries. Speaking in sign language is not a limitation but a gift.”

About the Director

Richard S. Legaspi is Advertising, Painting and Art History lecturer at his alma mater, the University of the East. A graduate of the Asian Film Academy in Busan, South Korea, his films have been screen at the Busan, Dubai, Pyongyang, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, and many other festivals. His short film Ambulancia won at the Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio San Gio in Verona Italy.
His latest film projects include “Hand-Painted Feathers”, which is set to compete at the Dubai IFF in December, and “Escape to Nothingness”, part of the official selection at World Film Festival Bangkok 2009.

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