Auraeus Solito and E.J. Jallorina in the Toronto International Film Festival for the movie Philippine Science
I worked with Auraeus Solito in college. I auditioned for a play by the U.P. Tropa Theater Co. where I sang — surprise! — Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid. Hahaha. Part of Your World was my signature song in college (along with Kahit Habang Buhay by Smokey Mountain). The director Paul Morales loved me, but Auraeus (who wrote the play) hated my guts.
Auraeus Solito directed Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros which was produced by Raymond Lee. There was a recent e-mail floating around that Auraeus declared himself an equal of Lino Brocka. Nyek. Really? Konting humility naman Aurae. It might do wonders to your career.
The film Philippine Science has music composed by the Eraserheads with lyrics by Carina Evangelista, who when she was still here in the U.S. trained me as her floral assistant.