because of the shock and sudden disbelief, the caller reiterated a couple of times that i actually passed upcat, (the university of the philippines college admission test) and instructed me of the steps to follow for registration and enrollment.
back then, the feeling was more ecstatic than having a brand new unit of the playstation, even more orgasmic than your fist adolescent kiss. i have to admit it was one of the proudest moments of my life. from my highschool batch who took the upcat, only 4 of us made it to the list. i am the only UP qualifier and graduate from our family and neighbor clans.
it's not that big a deal, actually. but during that time, passing the upcat, and being given the privilege to study in UP was a big deal for my family.
and so i spent four years of my life in elbi (university of the philippines at los baños) where i experienced a huge change in almost every aspect of my life. yes, upcat, up, elbi- it brought changes to my life. i love elbi. period.
and then i saw this indie movie trailer across the internet. it presents us a pre-upcat view of the lives of the characters who may have a common belief that
pasisng the upcat could be the ticket to reach their various goals in their lives. UP or nothing?- that's the movie's tagline. the trailer seems interesting enough. aside from the elbi backdrop, the promising plot and the theme song used (which i believe was from raimund marasigan of sandwich), i do have a gut feeling that this film is worth watching.
UPCAT the movie is one of the grantees of cinema one originals.
the movie will run at robinson's galleria’s indiesine theatre (cinema 8)
on Dec 3-16 2008.
UPCAT the Movie
November 20, 2008, Thursday
Cine Adarna Theater, UP Film Center
2008 Cinema One Originals Film Festival
December 3 to 9, 2008
Robinson’s Galleria Indiesine
the movie features
yas neri and
written by: alfred reyes and inna salazar
produced by joselle acuña
film by roman carlo olivarez
kudos and more power to the whole production team!