Xian Lim received good news as the actor, and now director, shared on Instagram that his film was accepted as part of Cinemalaya 2019.
He shared part of the letter from the organizing committee on Instagram, thanking them for the opportunity.
He also recalled the time when he asked for advice from director Gil Portes about making his own film.
"Ang tanong ko sa kanya, Direk Gil balang araw gusto ko rin po maka gawa ng pelikula tulad nyo. Pwede po ba ako makahingi ng payo sa inyo? Ang sagot nya ABA p******a ang taas agad ng pangarap mo! Walang katapusang pag aaral!...then he pulled me to the side and said, kung ano man yang pangarap mo, ituloy mo. Paghirapan mo," Xian wrote.
Cinemalaya is an independent film festival held annually during the months of July and August. It aims to develop and promote Filipino independent films.