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EXCLUSIVE: Nash Aguas on pursuing a directing career: ‘Parang gusto ko mag-New York Film Academy”

Nash Aguas is currently in talks with T-Rex Entertainment for a new project.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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1/2/2019 11:38 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Nash Aguas on pursuing a directing career: ‘Parang gusto ko mag-New York Film Academy”


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After a busy year doing roles both on TV and in movies, Nash Aguas said he has discovered an interest in directing after being given the opportunity to go behind the camera by director Toto Natividad. “Siguro nung time na gumawa kami ng indie film Resbak, yun yung time na, ‘O Nash, ano sa tingin mong magandang shot dito?’ tapos parang in a way, ang sarap ng feeling na hinihingi ng payo mo ang isang magaling na director tapos nakaka-contribute ka. Sobrang naging iba yung feeling ko tapos sabi ko i-try ko nga. Gusto kong pag-aralan. Hanggang sa nag-tuloy tuloy na. Tapos dun sa The Good Son pinag-direct ako ni direk Andoy (Ranay) ng dalawang eksena tapos si direk Manny (Palo) pinag-direct din ako ng isang insert. Iba yung satisfaction,” he shared.

With his new interest, Nash admitted his approach to acting has changed for the better. “Dati binabasa ko lang yung part ko sa script. Kasi feeling ko as an actor mas okay na yun kasi nag-po-portray ka ng totoong buhay sa script ‘di ba? So hindi mo naman dapat alam yung nangyayari unless alam ng character mo. Pag binabasa mo yung buong script, nalalaman mo yung nangyayari kahit hindi alam ng character mo. Pero na-realize ko na pag director ka kasi, may mga tipo ng pag-arte na nakaka-benefit dun sa theme nung mismong pelikula. Ang hirap i-explain. Nakikita ko na siya as a whole, hindi lang as my character kundi dalawang perspective na. Paano ko matutulungan yung director namin na iparamdam yung ganung emotion,” he explained.

The former Goin’ Bulilit star said he looks up many directors, both local and international. “Sa international si David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, dito sila direk Onat Diaz, direk Andoy Ranay, direk Manny Castaneda, direk Mario, direk Chito, sobrang daming director, like lahat sila na nakaka-work ko sobrang ibang-iba sila ng style. Sobrang nakakatakot yung iba din pero from those sa mga director na yun, nakakakuha ka ng bits of information na puwede mo paghalu-haluin para magkaroon ka ng sarili mong style,” he said.

As an AB Film student, Nash said that he plans to pursue studying abroad for directing. “Balak ko kasi talaga, ayoko makulong sa isa. Dapat ang original plan, after AB Film, mag-flight school ako kasi gusto ko maging piloto. Pero ngayon, parang hindi kasi ako ma-bo-bore dito sa industry na ’to. So parang gusto ko mag New York Film Academy (NYFA) and abangan niyo yung i-di-direct ko sa T-Rex Entertainment. May mga pinag-mi-meeting-an kasi kami,” he added.