Mark & Lenny

MARK & LENNY centers on a gay college student named Ren who is in love with two activists: Mark & Lenny. Still waiting for Mark to come back from the mountains, he rejects the advances of Lenny. Ren realizes he truly loves Lenny, right before Lenny himself leaves for the mountains.

  • Gio Potes
    Director
  • Gio Potes
    Writer
  • Ismael R. Potes
    Producer
  • Editha C. Potes
    Producer
  • Miguel Bongato
    Producer
  • Io Balanon
    Key Cast
  • Gio Potes
    Key Cast
  • Paul Jake Paule
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,851 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • CineFilipino Film Festival
    Manila
    Philippines
    May 9, 2018
    2nd Best Film - Student Short Feature
Director Biography - Gio Potes

Born: November 1, 1993
Address: Pasig City
Contact Info: +639 566 009 07

Gio is a budding filmmaker, dramaturg, writer and actor from the University of the Philippines Diliman. A graduating student from its prestigious Film Institute, he became well known for his work in campus theater particularly with The UP Repertory Company and Dulaang UP and for his advocacies on feminism and the LGBTQIA++.

In 2016, he directed Gabriella Youth UP Diliman's adaptation of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, and he also wrote adaptations for the stage with local works ESKINITA. He was also a part of the dramaturgy of FAUST and WAITING FOR GODOT.

MARK & LENNY is his first short feature film.

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Director Statement

MARK & LENNY not only tackles the universality of love, and the ever-dynamic challenges of relationships and responsibilities - most of all, the film paints portraits of activists and gays as human beings.