Surf Reyes: The Film Gym Discussion (2023)
I wanted to interview Surf Reyes about his experience in the film industry as well as at the MOWELFUND Film Institute (MFI) in the 1980s. Instead, Surf insisted on a jam session with some of his former students in the alternative film movement: Joey Clemente, Jose Cuaresma, Ian Victoriano, and Raymond Red. Rez Cortez rounds out the discussion by raising aesthetic ideas and concerns pertinent to the mainstream industry at that time. Filmed by Diana Navarro, Anthony Biona, and Kayl Bornilla. Edited by Anthony Biona and Bob Macabenta. Produced by Daniel Rudin. Special thanks to Surf, the participants, as well as to Ricky Orellana of MOWELFUND.