Direk Eileen is part of the New York Film Academy’s 20/20 Series

Breaking news!

Direk Eileen Cabiling will be discussing filmmaking and the creative process with New York Film Academy’s Creative Director Liz Hinlein — this Wednesday at 12 PM PST/3 PM ET with NYFA!  Hope you can join us!

The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs, and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation, and artistic vision.

Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20 Q&A from YOU, the audience.

This event is open to the public, as a means of promoting global connection and creativity, a key mission of NYFA.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER 

Basurero was selected for the 5th Madrid Film & Human Rights Festival

Basurero is proud to have been part of the 5th Madrid Film & Human Rights Festival, held December 4-13, 2020.  It was held online this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

With a program of more than 60 films in competition, this 5th edition consists of a Consolidated Jury, the Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival is proposed as a platform to disseminate Human Rights and the Culture of Peace, through cinematographic works, that inspire debate and reflection, that provide tools to observe, analyze and understand complex realities.

The objectives of the Festival are to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948, in its Resolution 217 A (III):

Considering also essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims this UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common ideal for which all peoples and nations should strive, so that both individuals and institutions, Taking constant inspiration from it, promote, through teaching and education, respect for these rights and freedoms, and ensure, through progressive national and international measures, their universal and effective recognition and application, both among the peoples of the Member States. as among those of the territories placed under its jurisdiction. “

Watch Direk Eileen Cabiling’s welcome message here.

View the festival website & trailer here.

Basurero is part of the 9th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival in Mexico

Basurero is honored to have been selected for the 9th San Luis Potosi International Film Festival (International Short Film Contest), to be held in San Luis, Mexico, from December 2 to 9, 2020.

The esteemed members of the Jury for this year’s competition include actress Pricila Lepe (“Malintzin, the story of an enigma”, 2019; “The Dragon, the Return of a Warrior”, 2019), and writer-director Alex Kahuam, (“Red Light”, 2020; “So, you want to be a gangster?”, 2014).

The festival aims to promote cinematography as an art and to create an inclusive dialogue between the general public and film creators. By opening a plural space between Mexico and the world, it also seeks to present new trends in cinematography, while increasing public interest in the Potosi film industry.

For more information, please visit www.ficslp.mx.  You may also email omarvelducea@gmail.com.

Basurero was part of the program for Lausanne Short Film Night

 

Basurero was included in the program of the 23rd Night of the Court of Lausanne, originally scheduled for November 27, 2020, at the Pathe Les Galeries cinema in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Unfortunately, the said event has been canceled, in view of the regulations imposed by the Vaud Council of State as of November 3, 2020, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

The organizers have unveiled a Solidarity Night instead, collaborating with eight other Swiss film festivals.  Read the official press release here.

Despite this unfortunate development, we look forward to being part of the Night of the Court once again next year.

Jericho Rosales hints at visiting LA in 2021 in this ABS CBN Hollywood feature

“I really want Filipinos to know what they deserve. I want Filipinos to know what other people deserve and that for me is education, having access to basic needs, having access to a home, having access to Internet, nowadays especially di ba? And we have to care about people.”

                                                                                                          – Jericho Rosales

 

Our lead actor, Jericho Rosales, shared his heart and personal views in his interview with Yong Chavez, for ABS-CBN Hollywood.  Echo, as he is fondly called by friends, discussed how he was familiar with the struggles faced by Bong, his character in Basurero.  He intimated his humble beginnings where he took on all kinds of jobs, from being a driver, a service crew, and even working in a fish market, just to be able to provide for his family.  He is grateful for the opportunity that show business has given him and hinted that he might be visiting LA early next year for a project.

 

Read the full article and watch the video here.

Basurero is featured in Marrano de Marrano

” ‘Trash’ is honest and direct work that, without any moralizing tint, nor narrative exaggerations seeks to lead the viewer to find the different realities that lie at the heart of a city that is kind and broad for the tourist but full of inequalities and injustices to their poorest, in an environment where survival is highest above any other human feeling.”

                                                                                        — Marrano de Marrano

Basurero is featured in Marrano de Marrano, a Columbian movie blog, and is showcased as one of the films to be screened digitally in the upcoming Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2020.  The festival will be open on November 1 and will be screening until November 8, 2020.

The review was appreciative of the film’s take on the Philippine drug war without resorting to any moral dichotomization and pretensions in its account.

Read the full review here. 

Yong Chavez interviews Direk Eileen Cabiling for ABS-CBN Hollywood

Yong Chavez interviewed Direk Eileen Cabiling with ABS-CBN Hollywood.

Basurero is currently streaming in California (online) at the San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) and the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).

Watch the full interview here. 

You can also catch it as part of the Cinemalaya Showcase on iWANT-TFC online and at the SDAFF 2020 and LAPFF 2020.

 

Basurero goes to Vancouver for VAFF 24 on November 1-8

Basurero is heading to Vancouver for our Canada Premiere at the 24th Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF 24) on November 1-8, 2020.

 

We are grateful to the VAFF 24 organizers for this giving us this opportunity.

The VAFF is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media, and to help North American Asian actors and filmmakers more authentically and more powerfully define and express themselves on screen.

 

Through its annual film festival and many other programs and events hosted in Vancouver, VAFF’s mission is to engage in, support, and amplify Asian presence in film and television.

 

VAFF is the longest-running Asian film festival in Canada. It was founded in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. Since then, tens of thousands of film lovers have experienced a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films.

 

For more program and ticket information, click here.

Direk Eileen Cabiling is featured in the Q&A for the Windows into the World Shorts section at LAPFF 2020

“Now, more than ever, we need windows to other cultures and countries to bridge understanding and compassion. This program brings powerful dramatic works from the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and South Korea.”

                                                                                                      — Eseel Borlasaek

Catch Direk Eileen Cabling (Basurero) and Direk Sreylin Meas (California Dreaming) share more about the stories about their respective short films in the Q&A for Windows into the World Shorts Section of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020.

Basurero is screening at #LAAPFF2020.   It is available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT.

 

Watch the full interview here.

 

For more details and ticket information, click here.

 

Ed Sum likens Basurero to the crime drama Sicario in his feature at Otaku No Culture

Ed Sum aka The Vintage Tempest, compares Basurero to the crime drama Sicario.

Ed likens watching Basurero to that of a thriller movie.  He said he had goosebumps watching the film and hated to be in Bong’s (the main character) shoes.

Read up on the whole article here.

Basurero is available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from Oct 1, 2020 at 12 pm PT to Oct 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT, as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020 (LAAPFF 2020).

Click here to watch Basurero on Eventive.