WATCH: Dan Villegas Shares He Had to Sell His Car to Fund His First Film

The film eventually bagged several awards at the Cinemalaya Film Festival.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Mar 27, 2021
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Director, producer, and cinematographer Dan Villegas is easily one of the most recognizable names in the film industry right now. Having worked on highly acclaimed film such as Never Not Love You, Walang Forever, English Only, Please, The Breakup Playlist, and Exes Baggage

The road to making a film you'd be proud of isn't easy, however. When asked about his most difficult project to date, the filmmaker shares that nothing is easy when it comes to creating films and everything he's worked on was the fruit of hard work and dedication. For his first feature film Mayohan, Villegas even had to sell his own car to see the project through. It all paid off, though, as the film caught the attention of moviegoers and eventually bagged several awards at the Cinemalaya Film Festival.

In this episode of Made It, Villegas dissects the challenges of working in the film industry, shares the genre of movies he wants to try next, and talks about wanting to wear new hats as a creative. Learn more about it here:

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