No formal background in filmmaking but this HS graduate produces top Igorot movies

  • A High School graduate from Benguet produces high-quality films
  • This include a funny Igorot cartoon movie called “Lampitok”
  • He learned the craft by watching internet videos and attending seminars/workshops

Getting in the world of filmmaking requires a bachelor’s degree because of the numerous and complicated tasks that has to be achieved properly in order to produce an outstanding output.

However, a high school graduate from Buguias, Benguet has produced some of the greatest Igorot movies, even without professional training in filmmaking.

Image by Boyong Daguines via Facebook

Nestor “Boyong” Daguines has created the popular animated series “Lampitok“. It is a funny Igorot cartoon movie that has received immense popularity in the Cordillera.

His portfolio also include the action movie “Buso”, a movie about a married couple entitled “Christine”, horror movies “sik-a et baw” and “white lady.” Other films he made are “Di Ka Maupay,” “Timplan di Layad,” and “Banor di Pamilya.”

Some of these are being sold in CD and DVD formats in movie outlets in Baguio and La Trinidad.

The world of filmmaking never came under Boyong’s radar, he said. Nonetheless, when he was a kid, he loved to watch movies and impersonate the characters.

He first worked as van driver. Then he became interested in learning about filmmaking through watching internet videos and attending seminars/workshops regarding techniques and camera angling to produce quality films. His progress was quick and his skill soon started getting recognition.

Basics in filmmaking, he said, include the director’s attitude to be open to ideas of others and knowing how to socialize.

Boyong advised aspiring filmmakers to continue what they have started and to always keep their feet on the ground. He said everyone starts from nothing but people should not be discouraged because they will eventually reap what they sow.

The filmmaker wishes Filipinos will patronize their movies.

Image by Boyong Daguines via Facebook

Meanwhile, let’s take a look at  “Lampitok 4 Final Scene” which he shared on his Facebook account. To see more of his work, you may visit his YouTube channel Boyong Daguines.