Dreams and Destiny: The Journey of Thomasian Student Filmmaker Julius Renomeron Jr.

“I failed a lot of times in college and it’s something I am not proud of. But every time I look back sa journey ko na inabot ako ng 9 years sa college tapos maaalala ko yung na-achieve ng munting film namin, it all feels worth it.”

The moment I found out that it was not an easy road for 29-year old Julius Renomeron Jr., I already knew he is equipped with the power of storytelling.

As they say, you’ll only grow because of your experiences. And that must have been so true for this Cainta, Rizal native.

He shifted three times before finally earning his Communication Arts degree at University of Sto. Tomas. Originally, he took Electronics Engineering then shifted to Information Technology because he is really fascinated with technology. But when he joined a digital media organization and publication named “TomasinoWeb,” he then realized what he really wants. Working as a Creative Director of that organization and at the same time creating a lot of graphic design and video materials opened his eyes to take another path.

Moreover, while studying in college, he worked as a freelance videographer. Not only was he able to improve his storytelling skills, he also gained additional money for his allownace.

“Eventually I learned at some point that I have to pursue what I really want and not think about what others say. When I was in college I used to edit SDE videos din para sa mga kasal, debut while I was in Engineering school, so I think naging factor din siya kung bakit mas nareinforce yung want ko to pursue media studies even more.”

After years of contemplating, he finally decided to pursue Communication Arts because that’s where he saw himself working after graduation.

But Julius recalled that before all of these twists and turns in his life, he must have really been destined for something greater.

“I remember when I was kid, I used to cut newspaper clippings of movie posters in the entertainment section tapos kino-collect ko sila sa isang folder. Lumaki din ako sa family of movie lovers. My mom, dad, and tito would take me to the movies every weekend or magre-rent sa Video City ng mga latest releases.”

“I also grew up with a lot of appreciation for art. Somewhere along the way nainvest din kasi ako sa c