'FAITH, TRUST, LIMITLESS POWER' Mold Mark Moneda in Filmmaking

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

When the chances do not favor you, it is easy to think of something new.

Einstein once said, "We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." To solve a mystery problem, we need the curiosity in our minds to think and see from a bigger perspective what's missing and find a solution to the dilemma that we are facing. It really takes a lot of courage to pull off something that we weren't sure if it will blossom into something worth doing.

Just like the stories of the micro food entrepreneurs in the film "Ang mga Nawalang Pag-asa at Panlasa", who withstood all odds and planned ahead on what to do next after being closed when the community quarantines were implemented.

Thanks to Ilocanos Kevin Jay Ayson and Mark Moneda, a cinematographer and scriptwriter, respectively, who are based in Laoag City, their stories will finally come to life.

In fact, The Film Dream is very fortunate to have a virtual meet-up with Co-Director Mark Moneda where he shared how it was like participating in one of the most anticipated independent film festivals in the country-- Cinemalaya 2021.