This funding request will be utilized as starting budget for three planned documentary films focusing on unique filipino cultural undertakings.
1) Ernest Santiago - Tackling the life and times (including the untimely demise) of on of the most iconic Fashion designers the Philippines ever had. From his flamboyant designs and lifestyle up to his retirement by self-reclusion, his life is one that has brought color to the local LGBTQ community even before they had an acronym for it.
2) Xerex Xaviera - This will tackle the origin, the people behind the phenomena, and the popularity/cult status this regular newspaper column has attained.
3) Mike Velarde - Known Filipino religious leader of "El Shaddai" was well-loved and well-exposed on television thru his multitude-attendance ministry. Through the years he amassed a huge following and has attained popularity even more that the priests of the time. This will also tackle how his ministry started, evolved, and subsided, We will give the audience a peak at the life this beloved preacher is enjoying now and the memories he can share with everyone.
Most of the funding will go to production equipment rentals, production staff, interviewee honoraria.