After crossing off another milestone on his bucketlist by directing his own music video, Xian Lim is very much excited to direct his second project.
“Yes, oo naman. Ako na ang nagvovolunteer na ako ng ang magdi-direct ng ganito. I’m presenting myself not just as Xian na actor but I also want to direct,” he said in an exclusive interview with Push during the grand media launch of his third album titled “Key of X.”
Xian directed the music video of his newest album’s carrier single “Getting To Know Each Other Too Well” with Miss Universe 2016 Maxine Medina and comedian Ramon Bautista.
In fact, he did more than directing for that project.
“I made the costume, nag-order ako ng foam. Yung nanay ko ang nagtahi nung lahat,” he shared.
According to Xian the flow of the music video was his very own idea, which was inspired by his past experience as a promodizer.
“Iba’t iba siyang ideas that went through my head. Pero I just wanted something na parang out of the box, something kakaiba. That’s why nandoon si Maxine Medina na Miss Universe natin running around the streets of Binondo,” he said.
He continued, “Yun din, kasi meron akong fascination sa nagpo-promo. Kasi yun ang dating ginagawa ko, nagbebenta ako ng movie tickets. Gustong gusto ko rin yung may hawak na placard. Ang gandang hugot lang ng ‘Hopia, minsan merienda, minsan ikaw.’”
Being a director for the first time proved to be fulfilling for Xian as he was able to experience having a complete reign of the entire project.
“Because being an artist, you’re so used to being a vessel and being told what to do na nakasangayon sa script. But now you’re the director, you control the whole universe,” he explained.
But then Xian was quick to realize that being a director is not all about easy moments as a certain challenge occurred on their set.
“Best part is tinatawag ka na Direk. Nung umuulan sabi nila ‘Direk, direk anong gagawin natin?’ Di ako kumikibo sabi ko ‘Ay ako nga pala yun, sandal sandali!’” he said.
With his obvious enthusiasm for directing, does it mean that he would giving up his acting career and singing career to do it full time?
“I wouldn’t mind what people would throw at me it’s just that all I care about is having good quality para sakanila And basta mag-enjoy lang sila and magkaroon ng worthwhile experience,” he explained.
In the future, Xian hopes to direct the music videos of these two stars.
“Again gusto ko si Abra kasi napaka-intense ng mga kanta niya and you see his music videos, ang galling. I also would like to direct si Moira [dela Torre]. Gustong gusto ko yung boses niya and the emotions na meron yung kanta niya,” he ended.
“Key Of X” now available in digital stores & record bars nationwide.