PINOY FILMMAKER PARTAKE IN HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILM
the come-what-may-type". The important thing is,
I'm happy with what I do. That's why I'm the kind of person
who'll try almost anything," smiles 22-year-old Sean
say that he would try almost anything is an understatement.
The young director - who is currently working on his Independent
sci-fi movie - is also a recording artist under Synergy
Music (featuring the hits "Basta't Sabihin Mo Lang
by Vehnee Saturno and Wonder Girl by Trina Belamide),
graphic designer (he has a degree in Multimedia Arts from
the College of St. Benilde), print, ramp and TV commercial
model for brand likes Jack and Jill NOVA, Globe Telecom,
Smart Telecom, Bank of the Philippine Island, Wrangler,
Bench, and a lot more, a director and producer of movies,
corporate AVPs and music videos (he did several as seen
on this site), and a teacher of Multimedia Arts at the
Asia Pacific College.
fact that Sean is the type who would try anything - even
singing - may give off the impression that he is a dabbler,
and that he is not at all serious. On the contrary, Sean
is totally serious, to the point that he went to Hong
Kong to attend a Hands-on-HOLLYWOOD Workshop. After a
week of one-on-one workshop by the Hollywood team (Jack
Messit-Director of Photography, Greg Collier-Camera Operator,
Lee Walters-gaffer & Michael Gleissner-director),
Sean landed up on a position as the co-Director of the
music video of "Stuff I'm Made Of by Jo Wee"
- OST of Irreversi.
his hard work has paid off. In a matter of time, Sean's
first movie will be released, and his directing career
for movies will be off to a good start. Very soon, we
should be seeing Sean (Which is what he prefers to be
called) in the mainstream movie industry.
is approaching his movie with the same kind of enthusiasm
and effort that he has given to his other pursuits.
Talent Took Part in Hands-On Workshop on Bigfoot Entertainments
Feature, Co-Directs Music Video
2006 (Hong Kong) - For award-winning Pinoy filmmaker Sean Lim,
directing wasnt an unchartered territory until he sets
foot into the Bigfoot Entertainments feature film set
of Irreversi, currently wrapping up its ten-week production
in Hong Kong.
is a powerful drama about an overnight millionaire who plots
the perfect murder of his beautiful wife. The film started principal
photography at the end of March and stars Mei Melançon
(X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Deadwood, CSI),
Ian Bohen (Marigold, Cold Case, JAG),
Kenny Doughty (Elizabeth, Titus, Crush, The Aryan Couple), and
Estella Warren (Kangaroo Jack, Driven, Planet of the Apes).
Entertainment, together with the International Academy of Film
& Television (IAFT), have developed a one-week hands-on
workshop that invited film students from tertiary institutions
access to a professional working feature film set, enabling
them to gain valuable hands-on experience in fields relevant
to their discipline of study. Sean, a 22 year-old graduate of
De LaSalle College and currently a music video and television
commercial director in Manila, spent 10 days on set with various
department heads to immerse himself in a real life production
of an international feature film by Bigfoot Entertainment, Irreversi.
is directed by German-born Michael Gleissner, who also wrote
the screenplay and conceptualized the dual language film. He
was also the Executive Producer on Bigfoot-funded films such
as 3 Needles (Lucy Liu), East Broadway (Margaret Cho), Shanghai
Kiss (Kelly Hu) and the recent The Curiosity of Chance (Tad
is Seans first foray into feature film. It is like
my Big-Foot Step in realizing my dreams. After I joined
the workshop, I became more confident in myself as a young director.
I have been working on music videos and Audio Visual Presentations
but my learning process doesnt end there. I make it a
point to venture into different aspects of filmmaking and I
gained all of that in the IAFT workshop. I worked on cinematography,
directing, producing, lighting, sound engineering
how they deal with situations when unexpected matter arises,
how they organize things on set, how to treat people
Gleissner was so impressed with his progress that he invited
Sean to co-direct the feature theme song from Irreversis
Original Sound Track, The Stuff Im Made Of.
are very pleased to see how Sean has progressed within a matter
of days through this program. Hopefully, it is as rewarding
an experience for our students as it has been for us says
Kacy Andrews, CEO of Bigfoot Entertainment and Producer of Irreversi.
Kacy is also the President at the International Academy of Film
added, Being in a real set makes learning more effective
than reading books. With the Hands-On Workshop, its like
a responsibility which leaves me with no choice but to make
the best of what I can. The best part was, the Hollywood and
international team of cast and crew were always there to answer
all my questions and support me.
is no stranger in the entertainment arena. He is already a recording
artist under Synergy Music (which has introduced hits Basta
Sabihin Mo Lang by Vehnee Saturno and Wonder Girl
by Trina Belamide). He has modeled for numerous print and TV
commercials like Jack and Jill, Nova, Globe and Smart, BPI,
Wrangler, Bench etc. To top it off, he is also a Director/Producer
for corporate AVPs, TVCs and music videos for local talents
like Anna Fegi, Intensity, The Empire, Nina, Nyoy Volante and
Edmaro to name a few. He currently teaches Multimedia Media
Arts at the Asia Pacific College.
is back in Manila working on his independent Sci-Fi movie, XENOA.
Entertainments mission is to create an innovative, profitable
and socially responsible organization and learning environment
that provides quality content, products, and services for our
stakeholders and the global market place.
Based in Asia, Bigfoot Entertainment is the parent company of
Bigfoot Productions, Bigfoot Production Services, the International
Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) and Bigfoot Partners.
Through all of its divisions, Bigfoot Entertainment is recognized
as a globally competitive organization that provides critically
acclaimed and commercially viable content as well as providing
facilities, services and training to international filmmakers.
Bigfoot Entertainments projects in Post Production include
The Curiosity of Chance, an 80s teen comedy written and
directed by Russell P. Marleau, and the documentary USS Cooper:
The Return to Ormoc Bay. Following Irreversi, one of the next
films in production for Bigfoot is the hilarious comedy feature
See Dick Run, co-written by Gleissner and produced by the team
behind offbeat comedy and box office hit, Napoleon Dynamite.