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Raz takes his love and penchant for storytelling to both the small and the big screen. His repertoire is vast and varied. His body of work spans television and film; from the mainstream to the independent scene, from the dramatic to the hilarious, from fiction to news and current affairs. After all, Raz is nothing if not versatile. Who else can claim to have written and/or shot films about a covert life overseas, love from opposite sides of the tracks, sustainable energy, and a secret agent tasked to recover the bolo of Lapu-Lapu, among a myriad of many other things?

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Julia Barretto, Iñigo Pascual
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 29

When an adolescent first experiences the unadulterated pleasures (and pains) of falling in love, is there anything big enough to receive all the things the heart will be pouring out? Apparently, the pages of a diary are.

Watch Barretto and Pascual once again come together in this wildly enjoyable story, but for the first time, in the form of second generation showbiz royalties, Julia and Iñigo.

Julia & Iñigo#MMKDiary

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Sunshine Cruz, Gardo Versoza, Sue Ramirez, Janus Del Prado, Nikki Valdez
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 22

Sometimes, we don’t know we’re being abused. Cynthia’s own mother instilled in her the belief that luxury and material security equated to love, and this imprisoned her in an oppressive marriage.

How do you find the courage to stand up against abuse when you were never empowered to be your own person?

Cynthia's hardships

#MMKAgainstTheOdds

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Maxene Magalona, Bembol Roco, Shamaine Buencamino
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 08

To all of you NURSES… to us who have family, relatives, and friends who are nurses… and to those of us who, at one point in our lives, received the care of a nurse… Watch their plight depicted through the story of Fatima Palma, the Nurse Rapper.

image#MMKNurseRapper

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Jane Oineza, Marlo Mortel, Andrea del Rosario
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
25 October 2014

When you’re faced with the certainty of the end, is there any use for hope?

Hanging on to hope is easier said than done, Paolo attests, lamenting for the most appropriate reason one could ever find. He rediscovers hope and his zest for life when he meets Rovil who, like him, was also diagnosed with leukemia. But what if that empathy and companionship grows to something more. Can their fragile hearts still bear to take on something as immense as love?

MMK Little Infinity - Parang yakap ko#MMKLittleInfinity

Post-Father’s Day Episode
(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Jairus Aquino, Zoren Legaspi, Yves Flores, Assunta de Rossi
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
21 June 2014

We often struggle to justify to our parents the choices that we make for ourselves, especially in our youth. While we trust that they want nothing but the best for us, sometimes, our heart urges us to pursue dreams outside the conventions.

When young Dandoy, earnestly played by Jairus Aquino, first felt the stoke from riding a skimboard, then later on, the longboard, he knew that it was where he belonged. Can his father Bibi, played by Zoren Legaspi, be faulted for denying the boy his support, when this interest has led Dandoy to turn his back on education?

Whose dreams must prevail?

Bibi disapproves of Dandoy's Longboard

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Mother’s Day Special
(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Carmina Villaroel, Bernard Palanca, Yam Concepcion
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
10 May 2014

How can women do the things they do in relationships? Why do wives choose to suffer through repeated betrayals instead of breaking free from it? Can mothers do things that would hurt their own children, their own flesh and blood?

Our mothers are as frail as they are strong, especially when it comes to us, their children. Be touched and inspired by Dina’s brand of motherhood in MMK (The Official)‘s Mother’s Day Special, see how wondrous motherhood truly is, and the salvation one can find in genuine, unconditional love. A love so generous and a heart so immense that she can find space for her husband’s children from another woman.

MMK - Pangalawang Ina - 2

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(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Coney Reyes, Bembol Roco, Jane Oineza, Yves Flores, Joshua Dionisio, Tommy Abuel
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
29 March 2014

What is great love like? Is it unconditional, selfless devotion that honours and nurtures you? Or is it relentless and passionate… reckless but undying?

Can great love cause you pain? Does great love survive death?

Angie and Bert’s love was so great that they believed only death could come between them, but it was Nanding who stayed faithful and unflinching in his devotion to Angie. How does one know which love to honour?

MMK - Sorry My Love 3

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Gina Pareño, Dante Rivero, Sunshine Garcia, Rodjun Cruz
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
03 November 2012

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Angeline Quinto, Jason Abalos, Alex Castro, Eva Darren, Alex Dungo, Roy Requejo
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
11 August 2012

Here it is! The TAKE ONE Behind The Scenes feature on our latest film, “Won’t Last A Day Without You” starring Gerald Anderson & Sarah Geronimo. In cinemas nationwide on 30 November 2011. Rated General Patronage (GP) by the MTRCB, so bring everyone in the family!

(Behind The Scenes)

DIRECTOR, WRITER
Starring Gerald Anderson, Sarah Geronimo, Joey de Leon
Star Cinema, Viva Vilms / 35mm colour / approx. 90 mins / Feature Narrative
30 November 2011

School of Karahi- extract from Seemab on Vimeo.

(Excerpts)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Directed by Seemab Gul
LFS / 35mm / 15 mins / Short Film
January 2010

(Entire Film)

DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (uncredited), EDITOR (uncredited)
London Film School (LFS) / 16mm colour / 14 mins 05 secs / Short Documentary
*Winner, 3rd Prize – Documentary Category, 21st CCP Alternative Film & Video (Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video)
May 2011