‘Some Nights I Feel Like Walking’ First Look Revealed; Filipino Indie Feature Explores Manila’s Disaffected Youth
EXCLUSIVE: Indie film producers Some Nights, I Feel Like Walking, directed by the Philippines’ Petersen Vargas, have revealed a first look of the film, which started shooting in Manila at the end of April.
The first look image features three of the lead cast – Miguel Odron, a musician and Idol Philippines grand finalist; Jomari Angeles, a young actor who starred in Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ RosaGold Aceron was praised for his role in the 2019 drama, “The Intersex Person”. Metamorphosis.
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Tommy Alejandrino is also part of the cast. His credits include The Boy General: Goyo The following are some examples of how to get started: Baseball PlayerArgel Saycon is a reality star, model and actor who makes his debut in film.
Also written by Vargas, the film centers on a teenage runaway who joins a group of street hustlers on a road trip to fulfill their friend’s wish. It will also be filmed in Pangasinan province, in the north of the Philippines.
Vargas claims that the film was inspired by his experiences as a young man, wandering aimlessly around the dark corners in Manila in search of a sense of identity and place within the city. It’s also a reflection on the repercussions of former Philippines President Duterte’s infamous war on drugs, which has been linked to extrajudicial killings.
“I thought about those young men whose homelessness has left them to live on the streets. These are the same people who are most vulnerable to these police operations,” said Vargas, who explored similar terrain in his short film, How To Die Young In Manila.
Vargas also directs short films Geography Lessons He made his debut in a feature film with the award-winning LGBTQ themed drama 2 Cool 2 Be Forgotten.
Some Nights, I Feel Like Walking is produced by Alemberg Ang of Daluyong Studios and Jade Castro of Origin8 Media, both Philippines-based production companies, and co-produced by Anthony Chen of Singapore’s Giraffe Pictures, Si En Tan of Singapore’s Momo Film Co and Stefano Centini of Taiwan’s Volos Films.
Daniel Hui was the editor on this film and also cut the Locarno Golden Leopard-winning film. A Land ImaginedRussell Morton, cinematographer (In My Mother’s SkinRemton Zuasola, designer and producer (Iskalawags).
The film is supported by several funds including Singapore Film Commission’s Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant; the International Co-Production Fund from the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and the Next Masters Support Program Project Development Fund from Talents Tokyo.
The film was also chosen for other labs, including Locarno Open Doors as well as the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab where it won the SEAFIC Award.
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