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HAU officials congratulate Director Carlo Enciso Catu

Holy Angel University President Dr. Luis Maria Calingo extended his congratulations recently to the University's alumnus Director Carlo Enciso Catu, 24, for winning Best Film for his movie Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon in this year's Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Director Catu won Best Debut Film Director in All Lights India International Film Festival in 2015 for the film Ari: My Life with a King. He also won Best New Talented Director for the same movie in the London International Filmmakers Film Festival in 2016.

"Carlo honed his talent in the regional film competition called Cinekabalen which is hosted by HAU every year. We gave him his big break when we made him direct the first HAU film project, 'Ari: My Life with a King', even while he was still a student. That film is now a modern classic, having won many awards and accolades both here and abroad and is listed as one of the best Filipino films in the 21st century," said HAU Vice President for Student Services and Affairs Robby Tantingco.

Tantingco wrote the screenplay for the film Ari: My Life with a King that won him Best Screenplay in 2016 Gawad Urian, Best Story in 2016 Famas Award, and Best New Wave Screenplay in 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. Continued Tantingco, "Now we have given him another advocacy film to direct. The first one was about the dying language, this one is about our unsung heroes. It is called Aria. Hopefully, it will do as good as, or if not better than, his first film."

Catu took hotel and restaurant management course at HAU's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) and he graduated in 2014. For him, his course is useful in his field as a director because it helps him manage multiple departments to make a shoot successful. It has taught him to persevere amidst challenges.

At an early age, he was trained to balance work and studies in HAU. It has defined his work ethics and life values even until today.

Remarked Dean Tuazon: "Congratulations to our SHTM Angelite, Director Carlo, for exhibiting the core value of excellence. That in whatever undertaking you pursue you make sure it is world class. So proud of you!"

Date Posted: 08-29-2018