Justine Polanco: A Filmmaker from San Pedro, and His Journey of Big Dreams, Hard work, and Faith

Hailing from San Pedro, Laguna, 19 year old Justine “Poli” Polanco is currently a freshman at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa taking AB Broadcasting. Just last October, a film he directed and produced with his previous classmates from Liceo de San Pedro won the 2nd San Pedro Film Festival - “Damdaming Nakabitin” while unassumingly realizing one of Poli’s biggest dreams. But how did it happen?

The Film Dream invited the aspiring filmmaker for a virtual interview last December 15, where Poli shared with us his inspiring story full of perseverance, determination, trust, and faith.

The Dreams and Inspirations

When asked what is his ultimate dream, Poli had no hesitation in his answer. “Gusto ko talaga i-pursue ‘yung pangarap ko na maging sikat na direktor, or editor, or cinematographer. Gusto ko mapalabas ang gawa ko sa sinehan, sa big screen.