Past forward, his son Paul would also venture into filmmaking and tv commercial directing. To date, the younger Soriano has done almost 60 tv commercials, even surpassing what his Dad had accomplished by winning Best Director and Best Screenplay awards in the Film Academy Awards of the Philippines (FAP) in 2012.
Lino Brocka inspired Soriano for his focus on delivering a movie with great storytelling. He respects Lav Diaz, director of 2016 Venice Film Festival Best Picture, “Ang Babaing “Humayo” among new generation of Filipino filmmakers.
Villacorta: Aside from the usual online search engines and online video repositories, I try to watch as many film director interviews, new behind-the-scene documentaries, and production technology advancements as I can.
Monteverde: I try to think of solutions that maintain creativity while at the same time meeting the advertising objectives.
Santiago: I was influenced by my older brother, Luigi, himself a director. AF Benaza gave me my break by taking a chance on a know-it-all kid.