The Headhunter's Daughter (Filipino: Hija ti Mengor)
Lynn - an aspiring country singer, and July - her trusty brown horse, endures an arduous descent along the Cordilleran highlands to make it on time to the city for the audition of her dreams. Her journey leads her on a path where her indigenous identity is confronted by the unseen forces of the landscape’s colonial American past. World Premiere @ 2022 Sundance Film Festival. International Competition. European Premiere @ 44th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. International Competition.
Remedy (Filipino: Hilum, French: Remède) (2020), Philippines
In a rural coastal village in the Philippines, Mona trains under her mother to start work as a professional mourner-for-hire. After a botched performance, Mona retreats from her mother’s fury, and seeks out a shaman to cure her inability to cry. 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Official Selection, WINNER: International Student Jury Award for Best Film and International Jury Special Mention. France.
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Umbilical Cord to Heaven (Filipino: Talimpusod Patungo Sa Paraiso)
A series of vignettes depicting several people in the Philippines as they summon creatures of the past to be made present again in the land. Chicago International Film Festival, Cineyouth, Winner, Best Experimental Film, Chicago, IL NFFTY, Winner, Jury Prize, Best Experimental Film, Seattle, WA Premiere Film Festival, Nominated, Best Experimental Film, Chicago, IL 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Official Selection, Ann Arbor, MI