Filipino director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez on balance between entertainment and relevance in film

Raymund Ribay Gutierrez attended the Golden Globe Awards last weekend for the first time, bearing great news.

He is now represented by a Hollywood agent, which he secured after winning the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

“Excited ako na maka-meet ng mga taong pwedeng makatulong sa akin na makagawa ng pelikula, excited din ako na makagawa ng something na pwedeng ipalabas sa Amerika at the same time pwede din sa Pilipinas.”

His film “Verdict” was also the Philippines’ entry to the Academy Awards international film category.

The 26-years-old Filipino film director says he is learning as much as he can about the business of filmmaking in Hollywood, but he aims to stay close to his goal of making films that have value.

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