TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Secondary students from selected schools starred on a 30-minute short film entitled ‘’Paraphernalia.’’
According to Dianine Gamaliel Dapeg who directed the film, ‘’Paraphernalia’’ depicts the ill effects of drug menace to the youth and shows the instruments or materials used by people in their illegal drug activities.
The film, which starred high school students from St. Tonis College, Tabuk City National High School, St. Theresita’s High School and members of Interact Club from Tabuk Institute, a group organized by Rotary Club in 2016 was produced to present how illegal drugs shatter the dreams and visions of the most precious resource and what should be done to stop it.
In an interview with Rainier Sarol who is the executive producer, he said that the film presented how the family can be a source of the rebellious and outrageous behavior of children when not given the right amount of attention, love, and care.
Sarol also said that the cast and crew were performed and cooperated well during the shooting schedule which ran from February 6-11 from 4:30PM-8PM.
The first screening with the staff, casts, the Rotarians, was held on Februay 14 at M Hotel while the final screening and viewing with casts and parents was done on February 18 at Gangsa Cafe.
When asked how much did it cost to produce the film, Sarol said that the film was made possible through fund raising, support from the Rotary Club and personal money.
Also in the film were Rotary Club members who acted as guardians of students and some members of the Philippine National Police for the raiding scene and juvenile interventions.
Gearing up for the widest information and dissemination, Sarol said that they will use social media and seek help from partner media and concerned offices of the city government to disseminate the film in the barangay and school level.
The crew will also incorporate the film into the ALDUB (Ako Laban sa Droga U Din Ba?) Program, an anti-drug campaign of Rotary Club to circulate the message of the film.
The trailer has more than 3,000 views on Facebook since it was posted last February 18.
Preceding ‘’Paraphernalia’’ was another short film entitled ‘’Payas’’ which talked about environmental issues, teenage pregnancy, and premarital sex and was produced last October 2016 and launched at the Youth Congress in partnership with the City Health Office in November 2016.
By Darwin S. Serion