Z man, or: how do you solve a problem like Rico Ilarde – (A horror filmmaker? An indie artist? Pinoy? Pinoy?)? Noel Vera October 2010 Feature Articles Where does Rico Ilarde sit in the Filipino film scene? And, how does one account for the myriad of influences (cinematic and cultural) that course through his films? Noel Vera provides an indepth auteurist study.