You might have seen the Facebook page VinCentiments floating in your timeline for a while now. Who are they? Why are their videos so relatable? Why are their films so nice?

VinCentiments is the official Facebook page of community theater group SAWAKAS. They create short films written and directed by Darryl Yap with Vincent Asis as the cinematographer. Their short films are simple and are 5-minutes long but it has earned millions of views and thousands of shares; with scenes and scripts that successfully mix hugot (sentiments) and real life, it’s easy to know why.

This production group is proof that sometimes you don’t need extravagant special effects, good looking actors, and a great set. If you’re a filmmaker, you just need a well-thought out script and content, and a diverse set of characters who can act as if a camera isn’t trained on them.

If you have no idea who or what VinCentiments is, here are a few of their best films:

Jowable

JOWABLE

” #JOWABLE ” •
A Darryl Yap Short Film

Have you ever questioned God, why the hell you’re still single? When every sign leads to the fact that you are lovable? Have you asked God? I mean, have you ever asked God? While drinking Red Horse?

Now, a simple shortfilm shot and edited in 6 hours, by SAWAKAS Shorts and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis.

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA project, translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring SAWAKAS’ DRAMEDY Frontliner | Jobelyn Marie Manuel
Special Thanks to Vice Ganda
for his song Palong-Palo

#iamJOWABLE #KAJOWAJOWA
#AGAWEKSENA3

This is a non profit project.
No copyright infringement.

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

One of the more popular VinCentiment short films is ‘Jowable’, a story that’s part of their Agaw-Eksena project. It’s the video that propelled them to internet fame. ‘Jowable’ is about a girl who boldly comes to church and starts questioning why she’s single. If you’re single and is on the look-out for that special someone, you might relate!

DPDPDP (Deserving Pero ‘Di Pinili Dahil Pangit)

DPDPDP

DPDPDP
Deserving Pero Di Pinili Dahil Pangit
A Darryl Yap ShortFilm

Nagmahal ka na ba ng Gwapo at Maganda? Nagmahal ka na ba ng Pangit? Kung mahal mo sa sarili mo, saan ka dyan?

Now, a simple short film shot and edited in 6 hours by SAWAKAS SHORTS and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA PROJECT,
translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring SAWAKAS Frontliner Aldhen Miguel Padilla.

TEAM | Jobelyn Marie Manuel Neil Villanueva Arel Kian U. Ebana Francis Janrue Amar Francis Alegado

Special thanks to one of the most promising bands of today KITHARA for their song “HINDI PARA SA’YO”

Thanks Mam Maan Atienza for the assistance!

#DPDPDP #AGAWEKSENA5

This is a non profit project.
No copyright infringement.

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Flashback to the time when you were courting this beautiful girl and she turned you down because she thought you were, well, something less than beautiful. This particular short film was filmed and edited within 6 hours, proving once again that as long as you have a great actor and an even greater script, you have enough. This film should teach everyone a thing or two about how looks will fade one day but it’s the heart that stays forever.

Perstaym | Taympers

PERSTAYM | TAYMPERS

“Perstaym | Taympers”
A Darryl Yap ShortFilm

• the original version of this short film got
1 Million Views in 10 hours•

the team opted to adjust a certain element to lessen friction not only for the page but for the viewers themselves as they examine the film.

Now, a simple short film shot and edited in 6 hours by SAWAKAS SHORTS and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA PROJECT,
translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring SAWAKAS Frontliner Trisha Lopez at SAWAKAS Bagong Tuklas @John Henry John Henry D. Villanueva

Special thanks to Novelty Singer Maricel for the Song “Ang Sarap Sarap ng ginawa mo” composed by Edith Gallardo and Moy Ortiz

• if FB decides to delete, then I guess We just have to let it go •

#SAWAKAS #AGAWEKSENA6 #PERSTAYMTAYMPERS

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rated SPG! This isn’t the original upload, the team had to re-upload it minus lines that apparently got them in hot water (hint: it included a religious group). The story is about a couple who will be having sex for the first time, complete with rented motel and video tutorials. Drive down memory lane and awkwardly reminisce your first time.

Mga Bagay na Hindi Dapat Pag-Usapan

Mga Bagay Na Hindi Na Dapat Pag-usapan

“MGA BAGAY NA HINDI NA DAPAT PAG-USAPAN” •
A Darryl Yap Short Film

Have you ever been trapped in this difficult situation? Have you felt this kind of hurt? Or this kind of guilt?

Now, a simple shortfilm shot and edited in 6 hours, by SAWAKAS Shorts and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis.

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA project, translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring the Frontliner Drama Artists of SAWAKAS | Neil Villanueva and Irish Desoasido
Special Thanks to Ebe Dancel,
for his song Halik sa Hangin.
El Filo’s, SBFZ,
for the location.

#MGABAGAYNAHINDINADAPATPAGUSAPAN
#AGAWEKSENA2

This is a non profit project.
No copyright infringement.

Posted by VinCentiments on Monday, June 4, 2018

The pain of a break-up is revisited in this short film. Although the whole sequence was shot from only one camera angle and had only two characters, it’s one of the most memorable (and sad) VinCentiments film. The lines were sharp and the story well written, and if you’ve ever been through a horrible breakup, it might even make you cry.

Ellipsis

Ellipsis

“ELLIPSIS”
A Darryl Yap Short Film

A short movie about the longest pain a human can feel for a lifetime.

Para sa mga hindi marunong magbilang…
sa mga mahina sa math…
sa mga hindi kayang magpatuloy…
sa mga nabobo sa pag-ibig…

• The short film that started memes and Posts about “dalawa-dalawa”
WRITTEN OCTOBER 2016
FILMED JANUARY 2017

Director of Photography | Editing | Vincent L. Asis
With the powerful acting performance of Joyce Magcalas.

CineSambal 2017
Best Screenplay, Best Actress

#gawanggapo #siningzambaleño #sawakas #sawakasshorts
#vincentiments

Posted by VinCentiments on Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Ellipsis’ tells about the pain of moving on from a relationship. The wound is fresh, the emotions are raw, and the acting deserves a standing ovation! VinCentiments struck a hugot vein with this one, after all, at least half of the millennial generation is stuck in this particular phase.

Balikan

BALIKAN

“BALIKAN”
A Darryl Yap ShortFilm

Naniniwala ka bang dapat magbalikan ang lahat ng naghiwalayan?

Now, a simple short film shot and edited in 6 hours by SAWAKAS SHORTS and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA PROJECT,
translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring SAWAKAS DRAMA Frontliner Beatriz Jean David with SAWAKAS BAGONG TUKLAS Rainne Joseph Maniago Gusto, with the special participation of Viviene S. Nanquil

TEAM | Jobelyn Marie Manuel Neil Villanueva Joyce Magcalas Aldhen Miguel Padilla Martin Shan Cheung

Special thanks to Hans Garcia Dimayuga (Hans Dimayuga) for his song “TUSO”

and SAWAKAS’ KUYA BERONG Oliver Rodriguez for the car.
#BALIKAN #AGAWEKSENA4

This is a non profit project.
No copyright infringement.

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

They’ve got short films about couples breaking-up, a guy who’s been turned down by a girl, and a girl tired of being single, now how about what happens after a breakup? ‘Balikan’ shows the aftermath of a relationship when all there’s left to do is to return each other’s stuff and try not to cry. The perfect mix of hugots and seriousness in this film helps in keeping those tears (and memories) at bay.

Elevator

ELEVATOR

You can call us TRAILBLAZERS
You can say we are TRENDSETTERS
You can tag us as GAME-CHANGERS
But as we lift social media cinema in a whole new level, with viewers’ emotions going up and down,
closing the age of pretentious scripts and opening the portal to a truthful cinematic experience

We are SAWAKAS | VINCENTIMENTS
We are your MILLENNIAL…

#ELEVATOR

YouTube | https://youtu.be/tx8m_IgwUmE

Words | Voice | Direction • Darryl Yap
Cinematography | Editing • Vincent L. Asis
STARRING
Beatriz Jean David • Denniel Cris Gonzales • Aldhen Miguel Padilla • Maebelle Medina • Neil Villanueva • Irish Desoasido • Rainne Joseph Maniago Gusto • Viviene S. Nanquil • Trisha Lopez • John Henry D. Villanueva • Jobelyn Marie Manuel
Team | Arel Kian U. Ebana • Francis Alegado • Francis Janrue Amar

Ladies and Gentlemen
The First Batch of SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA Short Film Projects

With the Song “PELIKULA” from BOBphMusic
Special Thanks to Michael Guintu Balingit and Doreen Cardinal for all the adjustments and assitance!
https://youtu.be/XsWdjbAopw8 – YT
https://www.facebook.com/bobmusicofficial/videos/2035370696680492/ – FB

Thanks:

Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center • Haydee Dianna Dela Cruz

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Although this one runs longer than the rest of the films, it’s equally as entertaining. ‘Elevator’ is the ultimate hugot conclusion to all the released Agaw-Eksena films and is also the teaser for ‘Jowable 2’ (which will be released on August 8, by the way). The one-liners in this one are so quotable they deserve to be your mobile wallpaper.

KPL (Kung Pwede Lang)

KPL

“KPL”
Kung Pwede Lang
A @Darryl Yap ShortFilm

Para sa Gurong tinuruan kang maging malakas at matibay; pinapahiya ka tuwing bumabagsak ka sa pagsusulit pero hindi mo naman siya pinahiya kahit hindi pa siya pumapasa sa board exam.

Now, a simple short film shot and edited in 6 hours by SAWAKAS SHORTS and VinCentiments main man Vincent L. Asis

This is SAWAKAS AGAW-EKSENA PROJECT,
translating original stage performances to short films.

Starring SAWAKAS PAST ACTORS GUILD PRESIDENT Loren Montemayor Marinas

TEAM | Lhance Jeweel Lintag Aldhen Padilla Janelle Kae Atenia Michael D Catindig Maristle Crisella Ledda Maxyn Nicole Co Ching Jellai Joenelle Francis Alegado Viviene S. Nanquil Eunice Sese Diestro Steven Hans Lopez Neil Villanueva Jobelyn Marie Manuel Arel Kian U. Ebana and with the special participation of Direk Roanna Marie Mercado

Special thanks to Romeo Sanchez for the song “Putang ina mo song”

#KPL #AGAWEKSENA8

This is a non profit project.
No copyright infringement.

Posted by VinCentiments on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ever been at the receiving end of your professor’s oftentimes nonsensical lectures? How often did you want to talk back and make your point but didn’t? KPL demonstrates what would happen and what would fly out of your mouth if you ever have the chance to talk back. This is their most recent upload and is a part of their new era of videos which doesn’t focus on love and relationships.

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