Three directors — Topel Lee, EJ Salcedo and Roman Perez Jr. — were now not too prolonged ago tapped to work on an erotic film, Larawan, Liko, Lipat, a queer trilogy with inter-related episodes featuring the identical persona (Vince Rillon) in all tales.
Written and produced by director Jon Crimson, Larawan, Liko, Lipat will no doubt be proven in a series. Direk Topel changed into as soon as assigned to the “surreal” section, Larawan, whereas EJ megs Liko and Roman wraps up with Lipat.
Having fun with the lead because the hopeful and brokenhearted Lucas is Vince Rillon, who’s making an strive to beat loneliness after his girlfriend (Stephanie Raz) leaves him. Vince changed into as soon as previously considered in director Brillante Mendoza’s Captive (2012), Ma’rosa (2016), Sisid (2021), Resbak (2021) and the 13-section mini-series, Amo (2017).
Clockwise, from high left: Topel Lee, Roman Perez Jr. are directing Larawan, Liko, Lipat, an erotic trilogy with inter-related episodes featuring the identical persona in all tales. It’s written and produced by director Jon Crimson.
Vince also starred in Roman Perez Jr.’s Siklo (2022). The lots of female leads in Larawan, Liko, Lipat are Cara Gonzales, Ayanna Misola and Chloe Barretto.
Aligning the episodes changed into as soon as now not a insist for the three megmen. “Magkaka-ibigan kami,” granted Roman. “Nag-AD (assistant director) ako kay direk Topel. Naka-work ‘yung godfather ng digital filmmaking at nag-assistant director ako kay direk Jon. As an alternative of that connection, lalake ang kwentuhan namin. Malaking bagay ‘yun.”
Topel has charted a change of fear movies with or with out the gore — from Ouija (2007), Basement (2014), Bloody Crayons (2017) to a series of the in trend Shake, Rattle and Roll trilogy.
Topel is directing his first fascinating and erotic film in Larawan, Liko, Lipat. On the initiating, he had a tricky time. “Mahirap at nangapa ako since right here’s my first fascinating project,” Topel admitted.
“Our title has assorted which approach, Larawan, Liko, Lipat. Primarily, we wished to revolve spherical lust. Lahat ng episodes possess lust. Direk Jon made particular every story stood on its occupy. Magkakaiba ang kwento gaya ng bawat tao, meron tayong iba’t ibang skills.
“The persona in my story, pinagdaanan niya, ‘yung bolt na pagiging isang visible artist niya. Medyo may possibly possibly possibly mga eksena na magpapa-init sa viewers.”
EJ’s first writing job changed into as soon as the instant film, Talahib, which garnered a Gawad Urian nomination as Very top Rapid Film and changed into as soon as a section in the fleshy-size film, Imahe Nasyon (2006). He also previously directed one other instant, Kawal (2013), and the film, Third World Delighted (2010), with Sam Milby and Jodi Sta. Maria.
In the meantime, Roman labored on such movies as Hugas, Taya, House Maid, Adan, House Tour and Siklo.
“Nasa baul na ni direk Jon ito for 2 years,” suggested Roman. “We’re very honored that direk Jon selected us to build it. Direk Jon allowed us to contend with every episode with a queer flavor. The viewers will rating three, assorted forms of motion photos.”
Larawan, Liko, Lipat is a dramatic film. “Right here’s a war and bolt of a younger man,” Roman mentioned. “Naghahanap siya, nawawala at susubukang magbago ng buhay after ng ruin-up along with his girlfriend.
“‘Pag romantic-comedy kasi, sanay tayo na babae lagi ang market at nasasaktan. Dito sa Larawan, Liko, Lipat, we centered on what the fellow feels after a ruin-up. Nasasaktan din sila sa mga relasyon. Might possibly possibly well sex scenes at love scenes kasi may possibly possibly possibly pagmamahal.”
Topel eminent all three of them were very careful from the launch when they on occasion met to talk about concerning the project. “We had a range of conferences,” he disclosed. “Ayaw naming magka-pareho ang mga kwento namin, especially sa fascinating scenes. We no doubt talked concerning the fascinating scenes.”
When Jon talked to the three directors sooner than filming, he defined that “love and lust” are section of the story of Larawan, Liko, Lipat. “Direk Roman mentioned Lucas is misplaced, whereas one of the significant crucial girls are longing,” EJ shared. “The L observe signifies a range of issues in life — that’s one other L.
“For us, it changed into as soon as a insist to clutch up the drama in all three episodes. On the identical time, we desired to provide a queer flavor to make the tales fascinating. Tatlong mata ang umatake sa fascinating scenes. Tatlong director ang gumawa. I will guarantee you’ll learn about one thing assorted. Rather a few scenes.”
Jon gave the directors the freedom to position their respective “flavors” into their tales. “Confidently, we build that and the viewers will learn concerning the adaptation,” EJ mentioned. “On the identical time, makikita nila na tuhog sa tatlong tales ang persona ni Lucas.”
Yet, Jon shuffled the assignments to his directors and took them out of their consolation zones. “Inikot niya kami,” Roman shared. “Hindi niya binigay ang para sa amin. ‘Yung mystery, hindi niya binigay kay direk Topel dahil alam niya si direk Topel ang master ng mystery.
“Kay direk EJ din, ganu’n at sa akin din. Parang bago ulit sa amin ang paggawa nito. But nag-work ang pagtahi ng kwento. Ako ang gumawa ng mystery. Si direk Topel ang sa artist, si direk EJ naman ang liko ng persona ni Lucas. Direk Jon shuffled us. Nahirapan ako pag-tono ng kwento. Hindi ko genre ang ginawa ko, pero naluto naming lahat.”
Exiguous query, the three directors were challenged to work on their respective scripts. They took the insist and place aside their flavor to the story, serving to and supporting every assorted along the approach and so all of them hurdled the insist.