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THE ROUND-UP: ‘Ella Arcangel’ to be made into animated film and what you missed last week

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So here's what you missed last week

‘Ella Arcangel’ to be made into animated film

Starting this week's round-up, is comics favorite Ella Arcangel. Created by Julius Villanueva and animated by Mervin Malonzo, this Filipino comics series under Haliya Publishing follows young mambabarang Ella as she faces supernatural forces that threaten her humble community. Now with a grant from the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the creators are set to produce Book 2 in the series, Awit ng Pangil at Kuko.

Read ABS-CBN News's article here or watch the teaser below.

You can also check our this Fil-Canadian comic book here


How Netflix can help Southeast Asian cinema

While there are so many great filmmakers and film ideas in Southeast Asia, our weak infrastructure holds us back from competing with film greats like the United States, South Korea, or Japan. To get around these challenges, our Southeast Asian creators' best options are partnering with Netflix or exploring international co-productions. But there may still be some drawbacks from taking this route.

See more of John Patrick Manio's article for CNN Philippines LIFE here


Did you know Filipinas were pioneers in American rock and roll?

Before The Runaways, there was Fanny. A rock-and-roll band fronted by Fil-Am sisters June and Jean Millington, the group was one of the first all-woman bands to land a record deal from a major label. During their five-year stint in the late '60s and early '70s, they gathered a group of A-list fans like David Bowie, Bonnie Raitt, and Todd Rundgren before fading out of the scene. Now, these trailblazers are finally getting the recognition they deserve in a Bobbi Jo Hart documentary called Fanny: The Right to Rock.

Read more about the documentary here, or watch the trailer below:


Writing the Pinay teenage lesbian

Cue the soft rain. The slow, melodious music. The scene in films when two people lean in and touch their foreheads together, then suddenly realize that, Hey, I have someone special here.

It was a film called Baby Love that first gave me a glimpse of what young love is. The two main characters, portrayed by Anna Larrucea and Jason Salcedo, tried to defy anything and everything for what they felt for each other. When things unraveled, Larrucea’s character had an older relative to turn to, while Salcedo had his peers.

When young love knocked on my door, I had no one to turn to — no confidante, no older relative who could understand me, as young love came in the person of a girl, a girl just like me.

What brought me much-needed clarity and comfort was a book.

Enjoy the rest of Purple Romero's essay for Philippine Star's L!fe here

And find out about Superman's bisexual son Jon Kent here



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