John Sayles has begun shooting his latest movie without a lot of fanfare. The US media has been unusually quiet about this new Sayles project. Even though Sayles is known for being an independent filmmaker, the lack of media coverage far from the ordinary.
The cast and crew for the new movie, Baryo, has already arrived in the Philippines and word has it that filming will officially begin this week. Baryo will be a fictionalized account of the Philippine – American War. There is speculation though if this is going to be told from the point of view of the Americans or the Filipinos.
There are some who think that Baryo may be an offshoot of Sayles’ 1000 page historical fiction novel entitled Some Time in The Sun. Sayles had problems finding a publisher for the book.
If you’re interested in finding out the progress of the new Sayles film, a production blog is now online at http://johnsaylesbaryo.blogspot.com/.