A motion picture like no other: A story of friendship, a new beginning, and a journey that goes on forever – FLICXS, the Xavier-ICA sophomore interaction of 2014.
Every year, Xavier School and the Immaculate Concepcion Academy (ICA) encourage their 2nd year students to partake in an Interaction program—an event that forms new bonds and lasting relationships. This school year, the Sophomore Interaction committee decided to have “movies” as the motif of the program, which was held last September 6 at the Xavier School Multi-Purpose Center (MPC). Working tirelessly, the members of the Interaction Committee started preparing for this program, months before it was held. Posters and trailers to promote the motion picture were released, which built up hype in the ICA-XS sophomore community. Because of all the hard work and effort exerted by the group of producers led by the directors, Phoebe Go and Ryan Delos Reyes, the participants were already kept on the edge of their seats even before the actual premiere of the motion picture.
After several intensive planning sessions and endless hours of production work, the BIG day finally came—the premiere of FLICXS. As the sophomores were entering the venue, they were amazed by the elaborate interior as it was designed to look like a celebrated opening ceremony for a much awaited movie premiere. To build up the excitement even more, the students were given the opportunity to have their photos taken in the two photo booths located on each side of the MPC. As time went on, the excitement escalated significantly. The enthusiasm of the audience was hardly contained, and it was a surprise that the effective hosts, Abbygale King, Jillianne Lao, Jeremy Gemzontan, and Marc Ong, were able to make them settle down and grab their attention. Afterwards, the audience was advised to break into their respective groups. The charismatic facilitators, who were eager to meet their members, took charge of the dispersion. Each group was named after popular movies such as Godzilla, Clash of the Titans, and The Wizard of Oz. Meanwhile, a sophomore band serenaded the audience with a heartfelt performance. Afterwards, a collaborative dance performance by the Xavier Dance X and the ICA Dance Troupe of batch 2017 stunned the audience with their amazing presentation.
After the long but exhilarating motion picture of running around the school campus, trying to accomplish each activity, the audience finally gathered for the much-awaited awarding ceremony. Teachers from both schools announced the winners and handed the trophies for different categories: The Avengers (winning group of the “Amazing Race”), Jack and Rose (best facilitator-pair), and Bring It On (best victory cheer). The motion picture ended with several musical numbers rendered by the Strata Suites, a Xavier band, and a collaborative song performance by the ICA Glee Club and selected singers from Xavier School. Finally, FLICXS came to its closing with endless goodbyes from both the audience and the interaction committee, who have become part of a huge family.
It has already been a month since FLICXS’s premiere, but the Xavier and ICA sophomores, together with the directors and producers, remain sentimental, as it was truly a highlight of their sophomore year. This was evident in all the positive reviews in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with the audience reminiscing how they spent their day and made new friends. Being one of the producers of FLICXS, I must say, “Yes, I miss it terribly.” Cliché as it may sound but it is truly sad that all good things must come to an end. However, I would like to think that we could create one big motion picture once again. It is for us the producers, the directors and the actors, to create another masterpiece. If we only keep the film rolling, the bond that binds each one of us will last forever.
Lights! Camera! Action!