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Peter Solis Nery’s “Dabadaba,” a short film about a very special friendship between an American volunteer and his Filipino guide has become a new YouTube sensation. Here are some stats:

Posted on YouTube: 10/21/2010

First day hits: 435 views

Second day hits: 1,496 views

Third day hits: 1,866 views

Fourth day hits: 2,220 views


About Peter Solis Nery’s “Dabadaba,” I am reminded of Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice” novella. This film might as well be “Death in Dumangas.”

Mimesis aside, I was expecting some scorching love scenes since I would like to think that the title “Dabadaba” requires them, but I know Mr. Nery might have been pressed for time in further exploring the romantic (or even sexual, at that) relationships between Graydon and that beautiful boy; between that beautiful boy...

Peter Solis Nery presents “Dabadaba,” a five-minuter film shot in his hometown, Dumangas, Iloilo.

“Dabadaba,” which means flame in the Hiligaynon, tells of different human needs – flaming desires that are all interlinked to the four people in the story: One seeks for acceptance; another, for security; the third, personal satisfaction; and the fourth, only to be loved in return.

They undertake different circumstances to fulfill those needs so they can finally find what they...

Everyone is a critic. Kung mayroon mang bagong itinatanghal ang “Dabadaba” ni Peter Solis Nery, ito marahil ang pagsabay sa pag-usbong ng mga very short short film na madalas nating makita at tangkilikin sa internet. Pagpapatuloy lamang ang ginagawang ito ni Nery, isang mabigat na pagpapatuloy at mahirap higitan kung pag-uusapan ang talento at kasiningan.

Sabi nga ni Victor Ebert (film critique), “No great film is ‘depressing’. All bad films are.” At sa tingin ko, hindi kasama...

Why a short film? I don’t have much money to spare for my art, but I want my filmmaking to get off the ground. It’s been a decade long dream for me to be my own scriptwriter, my own director, my own producer.


Why five minutes? I actually planned for a 13-minuter, but with the footage I got, I’m now convinced it should, at least, be 30 minutes long. I got bored and tired editing, watching the same scenes again and again....

Excitement and eroticism never end for Peter Solis Nery’s “100 Erotic Sonnets from the Hiligaynon” in 2010.

First, it finally saw print in the U.S.A. via CreateSpace, a member of the Amazon group of companies, and started to enjoy distribution through, among other channels on August 8, 2010. Two weeks later, it was made available in Kindle Edition, the digital text platform of, making it Nery’s first digital book.

Second, as the subject of Nery’s one-act...

The Dramatists Guild, America’s professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists dedicated to protecting, informing, and promoting the interests of dramatists, has officially accepted Filipino playwright Peter Solis Nery as a member of The Dramatist Guild of America.

Nery was among the new members welcomed and listed in the May/June 2010 issue of The Dramatist, the guild’s bi-monthly magazine. Nery was accepted in January 2010...

It’s final: The French salon and English pub-themed writing and writers’ tete-a-tete runs May 1-5. Venue: Prima City, Dumangas, Iloilo.

Prima City is a three-story commercial building with a pool that’s owned by transgressive Ilonggo writer, Peter Solis Nery. Nery is now based in Los Angeles, California.

This is not your run-of-the-mill workshop where participants’ works are discussed by a dogmatic panel. We reverse the process: When you come to the workshop you come ready...