Screenwriter / Film Critic



COURSE: SHOW, DON'T TELL: Become an Effective Screenwriter

Wanggo Gallaga is a screenwriter and film critic for ClickTheCity, and faculty of the Film Department at De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. He has penned four full-length features including "Sonata", "T’yanak", and "Open" (co-written with Dwein Baltazar and Katherin Labayen). He’s also behind the hit web series "Hanging Out" and "After Life”.

Achievement and Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay (Sonata) – ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards
Nominated for Best Screenplay (Open) – Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (alongside with Dwein Baltazar and Katherine Labayen)

The first draft is never perfect. It’s supposed to be messy. Like what Dwein Baltazar had tweeted: “The first draft is not perfect, the first draft just has to be finished.”

Writing is a skill, which means it is something you can learn and get better at.

As an artist, you need to live a life. Explore your surroundings. Get lost every now and then and then write about it. You cannot create in a vacuum. Go out there and live your life.

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Wanggo Gallaga

Screenwriter / Film Critic