“Racing with Legends”
The Philippines and Asia have a rich motorsports heritage the story of which must be told by those who were there before the memories fade.
The Philippines was one of the most prestigious motor racing destinations in the region. Well known international race car drivers and established racing teams would flock to the Philippines to participate in highly regarded motor racing events such as the Manila Grand Prix, Greenhills Grand Prix, and The Gedol Great Philippine Rally among many others.
For the first time ever, this documentary not only attempts to show the great racing events that transpired during the Golden Age of Philippine motorsports, but it also strives to tell the pioneering story of the Filipino race car drivers and organizers who have greatly contributed to the country's rich motor racing heritage. We interview racing legends Paquito Ventura, Dante Silverio, Louie Camus, Mandy Eduque, and several others to gain an in depth view of motor racing in the Philippines back in the 60's and 70's as well as show an intimate never before documented talk about their successful international racing careers.
This one hour long documentary is sure to excite and inform not only the racing enthusiasts, but also people who are keen to “relive” the era when the Philippines was at its Golden Age.
Profile of the Filmmakers
Steven M. Flor: Director and Editor
Steven Flor’s filmmaking career chose him at an early age when he fell in love with the 8mm film camera his father gave him as a toddler. From that point on in Steven’s life, film remained a personal hobby and passion. After earning his business degree, Steven chose to formally pursue his dreams by studying film at the International Academy of Film and Television in 2006. Steven’s award-winning short films now inspire international audiences from a perspective that seeks to remain true to Filipino values through an emphasis of the beautiful and positive in life.
Steven’s personal mantra of living life to the fullest imbues his work, and he aims to excite this sentiment in his audiences as seen in his critically acclaimed short film “Breakfast with Lolo,” which won the Platinum Remi Award at the 43rd Houston International Film Festival. As a screenwriter, director, and cinematographer, Steven’s integrity to his Filipino heritage has established him as a filmmaker whose works have international relevance and a genuine connection to audiences.
Other signif icant film festival achievements:
- Best Short Documentary at the Chashama Film Festival, New York City, 2009
for “A Day in the Life of a Street Sweeper”
- Silver Remi Award at the 41st Houston International Film Festival, 2008 for “Unfading”
- Jury Selection Award at the 180Microcinema International Film Festival, 2009 for
“Breakfast with Lolo”
- Official Selection at Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2011 for “Kapatid”
- Finalist at the Cinemalaya Film Festiva, 2010 for “Breakfast with Lolo”
- Official Selection at the New York International Film Festival, 2008 for “Unfading”
Martin Galan has been involved in motorsports since the early 70's, starting as a
Marshall in the Gedol Rally. His businesses have done conservation and preservation for
Philippine heritage sites and UNESCO Memories of the World registry.
Relevant Motorsports information:
Sampaguita Rally Team of the Year 2004
Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP)
Martin Galan (Driver); Raffy Guevara (Navigator r.); Bambi Guevara (Navigator t.)
Overall Champion: 1st Dodo Ayuyao Sampaguita Rally 2001
3rd Overall: 2nd Dodo Ayuyao Sampaguita Rally 2002
Overall Champion: 4th Dodo Ayuyao Sampaguita Rally 2004
Overall Champion: Auto Rally Club of the Philippines (ARCP) 20th Anniversary
Sampaguita Rally 1989
3rd Overall: Phoenix Oils Sampaguita Rally 2011
Class wins and top 10 finishes in various Rallies from 1976 - 1983
FIA International Rally License holder 1981
Regular Class wins in MSCC Vintage Races and Hillclimbs 2004 - Present
Steward in charge of Motorsports Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) 2007 - Present
Member Juror; Appeals Board, Committee on Motorspots Automobile Association of
the Philippines (AAP)
Mark Laccay: Sound Recordist and Sound Designer
Mark Laccay is an innovative and precise individual with a passion for the Arts as well as an advocate of producing technically advanced output. He is a multi-awarded audio engineer who is presently the CEO of Click Multimedia Resource Inc. and a former managing partner of Sweetspot Studios. He has worked as a Sound Designer for various award winning local films and is currently the Head Audio Consultant for MRTV-4 (the only TV Network in Myanmar).
Mark has also worked as the Main Audio Consultant and has Digitized Tape Collections such as the "Dr. Jose Maceda Research" and "The EDSA People Power One Radyo Veritas Tapes" which are found with the UNESCO Memories of the World registry. He recentlyreturned from the Austrian Academy of Sciences where he acquired a certif icate of Audio Tape Restoration and Digital Audio Archiving.
He is also an educator -- teaching audio subjects at the following Institutes and Colleges:
- Music Production and Multimedia Arts courses at De LaSalle University -CSB-School of
Design and Arts
- Audio Production class at The One School in Makati City, Philippines
- Lecturer and Fellow at Institute for Audio And Acoustics
- Audio classes Curriculum Consultant at the Myanmar Media Development Center
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Raised of ₱150,000.00 Goal
This project is now completed! Thanks for all the backers who made this project a reality!