• Creativity,  Films

    Roqué’s Friday Films (02/04/22): Cultivating Creativity

    Roqué’s first Friday films are back in 2022! For this first Friday in February, I premiere the inaugural episode of a series I have made called “Cultivating Creativity.” This collection of stories detail different practices designed to nurture creativity in my life. The first episode describes four basic rules that govern how I cultivate new ideas and fresh perspectives.

    This series will be the first complete set of videos that I am presenting on my YouTube channel.

    For more updates, original poetry, new photography, and my musings about creativity, please subscribe to my monthly email newsletter Pianissimo by clicking on this button below:

    Thank you all for watching! More to come soon!

    —Roqué

  • Films,  News

    Roqué’s 2021 Year In Review!

    Hello Friends!

    I made a quick recap of the films I have released and featured on my YouTube channel. I released fewer films this year, but this meant that I had more time and space to create pieces that resonated more fully with what I wanted to say. The end result is a small collection of films that I am very proud of.

    Watch my 2021 Year In Review right here:

    Thank you all for watching!

    There is much more to come in 2022!

    —Roqué

  • Films

    Roqué’s Birthday Film Release: Embracing the Ephemeral (08/28/21)

    TODAY, AUGUST 28, IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! In what has now become a tradition, I am releasing one of my films today. Embracing the Ephemeral was a film I made as my Creative Thesis Project of the University Honors College of Middle Tennessee State University during my senior year. It features my family and fellow Filipino immigrants in my community.

    I wanted to make a contemplative documentary exploring the nature of immigration as it effects a person’s culture and identity across time. This project took a year and a half to complete. I was able to secure a grant to buy a camera and audio equipment, and it took a lot of work to finish.

    I am personally very proud of this project, and I am happy to finally share it with the world.

    Please enjoy watching this film and share it with anyone who you think might appreciate it.

    Thank you for watching!!

    —Roqué