|Brother Vince and his team received an award for their film STOLA
Yadu Karu: What's your feeling after making your short film STOLA?
Brother Vince: I felt relieved after the shooting but was anxious on how are we going to do the final cut. We were given a short time to finalize our output.
Yadu Karu: What is the concept behind STOLA?
Brother Vince: It’s all about being responsible and faithful to a commitment, it’s a real story told in a different way. “Gasgas man ang kwento, totoong karanasan naman ng kung sino mang may pinaglalaanan ng kanyang katapatan.” It can be my own story in a different way, or can anybody’s story of faithfulness.
Yadu Karu: Have you ever thought of making this film before?
Brother Vince: Wala. Or maybe somehow, naka-relate lang ako personally sa story, I can even claim that it was my own experience... in a different way. While attending workshop, we were grouped and we just brainstormed our stories. Pinagtagpi-tagpi, pinagtulung-tulungan. That’s how the story being developed.
Yadu Karu: Describe STOLA in one word.
Brother Vince: Responsibility.
Yadu Karu: What's your edge (and your team) among other (short films) entries in Guerrilla filmmaking?
Brother Vince: Quite a difficult question… Maybe the director can answer this question…
Yadu Karu: If you are given a chance to change the ending, what would it be?
Brother Vince: I would like to see that Bea (the lady) would approach Jake (the priest) again to bless her wedding with someone who accepts her.
Yadu Karu: After STOLA, what's next? Are you planning to make or write another indi film?
Brother Vince: Still waiting to be inspired, still reflecting. I’m planning to write something about real-life experiences of the Marist Brothers. Something, like inspirational clips or values enriching videos.