“Beshie” is a story most of us can relate to. Have you ever fallen in love with your best friend?
With the film "Beshie", Bb. Joyce Bernal shares a short but sweet story about the enduring strength of friendship. Our "beshie" (best friend) is usually that one person we can lean on at times of despair. But they also celebrate with us when we reach life's milestones.
Let's all watch and see how an unruly woman (played by Eugene Domingo) prepares to meet her Italian lover, as her ever-supportive best friend cheers her on from the sidelines.
We chose one of our Globe Community Superfans GIBO, to share his thoughts about the film. Here's what he said:
1. First and foremost I'd like to ask, which part of "Beshie" resonated with you the most? What makes it distinguishable from other short films you've seen?
The part of “Beshie” that resonated with me the most was when she stepped out of the restaurant broken-hearted and her best friend had to console her in the rain. My heart was torn to pieces when the song “We and Us” by Moira dela Torre was playing in the background. The use of social media in the story makes it distinguishable in all short films I’ve seen.
2. Are you a big Eugene Domingo fan? Because I absolutely adore her in "Babae sa Septic Tank".
I am a big fan of Eugene Domingo. Who wouldn’t adore her as a comedian, theatre actress and as a host? Her portrayal of Kimi Dora is what I adore the most. Eugene was a classy executive to her dad’s business and depicted as a lowly, mentally challenged sister. She nailed it being Kimi and Dora at the same time. She is very multi-faceted which makes her a master of her own craft. Not only that, I am also a Domingo and I should adore her. *laughs*
3. Technology has surely changed the way we interact with our circle of friends. Were you surprised that the "eyeball" between Eugene's character and her Italian chat mate didn't turn out well in the end? How do you feel about meeting strangers online in real life? As a long-time member of Globe Community, I hope you have some positive experiences to share with us.
I was surprised with what happened during the “eyeball”. The wife was there! #$^$&!! I am picky when meeting strangers online in real life. Someone once said, things are not always the way they appear to be. You know what I mean *laughs*. Thank you Camera 360!
I have a lot of positive experiences with Globe Community. I was awarded the “SuperFan Award” two years ago during a Christmas Party in Libis, Quezon City. I had the opportunity to meet Globe’s top brass and exchanged thoughts with them to better improve the Globe customer experience. I watched “Star Wars” courtesy of Globe last December. I am also privileged to meet the new members of the User Council. The newest addition to the Globe Community SuperFans Club. I am thrilled to be with them considering the diverse background. Some of them are BPO professionals like me - business men, a veterinarian, a realtor and some are students. When we are chatting in Viber, we're like school kids. So naughty and loud.
And don’t forget the food that makes me, Chito and Edwin keep coming back to Globe. *laughs*
4. Similar to the theme of technology helping enrich lives in "Beshie", at Globe Community we've always been keen to create a platform where members can meet new people. As a member who's been with us for years, attending numerous workshops and get-togethers with your fellow SuperFans, can you say that Globe Community has added value to your life outside of being a Globe customer? What makes you keep coming back to the forums to help other members in need?
Globe has definitely added value to my life outside of being a Globe customer. I get the chance to meet people with various interests and expertise. I also have this passion to learn. I never get exhausted to learn new things. These are my primary reasons why I keep coming back to and offer assistance to my fellow members.
Let me point out a famous quotable quote from George Bernard Shaw “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas”.
5. That's a great quote, by the way! What do you think of the Globe Independent Film Festival? It's our first foray at exploring the enormous pool of local talent of our young and independent film makers. Do you think this initiative will encourage higher quality films not just within the indie scene but also in the mainstream industry as well?
I am thrilled about this initiative from Globe. This is my first time hearing about it. I hope this move from Globe will be emulated by other private agencies to sponsor quality Filipino films. It was all over the news when Jaclyn Jose bagged the Best Actress award in Cannes. We are a people of diverse talents, from singing, theater acting to film. I have high hopes the new government will aid the industry to start appealing to a wider audience.
Have what it takes to be the next filmmaker? Visit www.GlobeStudios.ph for more details about the contest. It's open to all amateur filmmakers!
GIFF will be accepting entries for any of 5 genres: Narrative, Documentary, Animated, Experimental, Music Video, and Webisode. Film submissions will be evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges from the entertainment industry namely, acclaimed film director Antoinette Jadaone, TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, film critic Philbert Dy, and renowned TV commercial director Sid Maderazo.
In addition to the major film categories, you are invited to join “The Globe 5-Minute Video Challenge." Learn more about it by visiting www.the5minvideo.com.
About the Reviewer
Gilbert Domingo is a technical lead for a top-tier IT/BPO company in McKinley Hill, Taguig City. "Gibo" as he is fondly called has attended various trainings on leadership, Six Sigma, ITIL among others. He has experience on ITIL incident management, process design and process improvement. During his spare time, he plays Pokemon Go. He also attends design and testing sessions for Globe. His schedule is so flexible that he shows-up during last minute huddles in The Globe Tower.