I'm sure you've already seen or at least heard about this before.
Cinema One Originals, which helps produce, screen and promote independent digital films, had decided to give an honorary award to O'Hara, for his pioneering efforts in independent cinema.
Star-studded affair. Ricky Lee handed O'Hara his award; Nora Aunor was a co-recipient. There was reportedly a videotaped tribute to O'Hara, of which, or so I hear (I don't have Cinema One, alas), portions of an interview I did for them was included.
Now that some time has passed, I thought of posting the full contents of that interview for downloading here.
It was basically four questions (warning, the files are large, as in hundreds of megabytes).
1. Sino si Mario O' Hara sa larangan ng pelikula? (What's the role of Mario O'Hara in the field of cinema?)
2. Bilang isang manunulat, si Mario O'hara ay sumulat ng mga obra na may social relevance. Ang mga topic niya ay naka-focus sa mga deviants ng society at pinapakita ang realidad ng buhay na hindi romanticized. Gaano ito kahalaga sa mga manunuod at sa buhay ng bawat Pinoy (As a writer, Mario O'Hara wrote works with social relevance. His topics are focused on the deviants of society and reveal the reality of life unromanticized. How important is this to the viewer and to every Pinoy?)?
3. Si Mario O'hara ay kilala bilang direktor, manunulat at aktor. Ano ang pinakamahalagang kontribusyon niya sa pelikulang Pilipino (Mario O'Hara is known as a director, writer, and actor. What is his most important contribution to Philippine cinema?