Experiencing Interruptions?

Bakla Sakali (Just Maybe)

Growing up with three gay parents, 14-year old Tonie begins to question his normally young, gay personality when he all too suddenly feels romantically different for his best friend, Princess. As he tries to figure out this developing puppy love he’s caught in, he also gets confused as to who he truly, really is.

  • James Olaivar
  • Jamie Victoria
  • Archelle Dimaculangan
  • Currie Cator
  • Christian Tiamzon
    Key Cast
  • Carla Morales
    Key Cast
  • JV Canta
    Key Cast
  • Lian Silverio
    Key Cast
  • Amber Noval
    Key Cast
  • Paul Abad
    Key Cast
    "Player #16"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Tagalog
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sine Reel 2019
    May 8, 2019
Director Biography - James Olaivar, Jamie Victoria

James Barbee A. Olaivar. 20.
AB Communication Arts
University of Santo Tomas

Jamie L. Victoria. 19.
AB Communication Arts
University of Santo Tomas

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Director Statement

"Nagawa ang pelikulang ito sa pinaghalu-halong karanasan ng pagdadalaga, pagbihinata, at pagmamahal. At nagbabakasakali ang pelikulang ito na maipahayag ang mensaheng:

Maraming mukha at klase ang pag-ibig. Ngunit kahit anong mangyari, ang pag-ibig ay pag-ibig, at mananatiling pag-ibig. Wala itong pinipiling kulay, katayuan sa buhay, lahi, o kasarian."

James Barbee A. Olaivar

Bakla Sakali celebrates the beauty of being born different. Making this film is empowering, as it is centered on normalizing what people usually stare their eyes upon. After all, as people, we should learn how to be together while not being the same.

It’s exciting but at the same time nerve-wracking since we really tried to make the film as harmless as it could be. As far as we stand for what we believe in, we also respect other beliefs that coexist with ours. Having to be careful, we really just wanted the film to be focused on love and about how it is genuinely okay and valid to love whoever you want to love.

Bakla Sakali is a reminder that we should not feel the need to apologize for what we feel. The extraordinary journey of Tonie shows us that love would lead us to people who would be willing to change with us, rather than change us; as we are still trying to figure out who we really are.

In the end, Tonie can be whoever he wants to be, so can everybody else in this room, and so can you.

Jamie L. Victoria