Xian Lim shared one of his biggest dreams during the grand media conference of his latest movie with Louise Delos Reyes, Hanggang Kailan, directed by Bona Fajardo last January 17 at the Le Reve Pool Party Venue and Events Place.
He said: “Being a producer and being a director po is something na matagal ko na pong gustong gawin simula pa nung pinakaunang ginawa kong Cinemalaya back in 2009”
“Kasama ko pa si Direk Gil Fortes noon and I remember we were telling each other na paano po ba umabot sa ganyang stage, na gumagawa ng pelikula? Kasi feeling ko po nandun talaga yung puso ko sa paggawa”
Xian is also an aspiring film director, producer and scriptwriter, thus, partnering up with Viva and Bluart is such a huge opportunity he’s willing to take and work hard for.
“Reading the script, meeting Direk Bona and one of the producers of Hanggang Kailan, kinausap ko din si Boss Vic. I fell in love with the story right away, sa treatment pa lang and sa atake ng story, minahal ko na agad”
The actor continued: “Nagpaalam ako kung okay lang ba sumali, can I also explore and can I also have my inputs and be part of the creative process?”
“Pinayagan naman po nila ako, I feel like it’s a step closer to my dream”
One of the press asked Xian how was his experience considering it is the first time his newly-founded film company XL8 to co-produce a movie.
“Masaya, halos tambay na ako sa office nila, sa Viva and Bluart office. It really feels good na kasama ka sa proseso ng paggawa ng pelikula.”
“Para sakin yun ang walang makakapantay na pakiramdam”
Last year, Xian’s dedication in film directing paid its price because he released a film entitled “Tabon”— one of the 10 finalists for the 2019 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.
Hanggang Kailan premieres February 6 in cinemas nationwide.