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Cinema

Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy

Orizzonti

Director:
Andrew Stephen Lee
Production:
OHH YOOH (Caleb Negassa), IndieFlip (Valerie Castillo Martinez), Studio Cuento (Persian Apple Jalandroni Maglinte)
Running Time:
20’
Language:
Tagalog, English
Country:
Philippines, USA
Main Cast:
Jon Norman Schneider, Rafael Roco Jr, Reynald Raissel Santos, Lou Veloso, Michael SJ Uy, Nel Estuya, Drestel Galang
Screenplay:
Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli, Emre Gulcan
Cinematographer:
Andrew Christen Crighton
Editor:
Andrew Stephen Lee
Production Designer:
Steff Dereja
Costume Designer:
Jeneed Dela Cruz
Music:
Zeke Khaseli
Sound:
Julian Evans
Notes:
14+

Synopsis

Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout the Philippines despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father. However, when the patriarch and his friends embrace the new child as one of their own, the question must be asked: what determines who is more valuable of attention?

Director’s Statement

Presently, it seems the absurd has become commonplace. Has this changed the way we see each other? Attempting to answer this question, I wanted to explore: what makes someone more valuable than another person? Where did this come from and where can we find this? And when the absurd has normalized into reality, is it possible for us to notice the strangeness of what is actually happening?

Producers/Distributors

www.facebook.com/mnbfilm

PRODUCTION 1: OOH YOOH
504 1/2 Belmont Avenue
90026, Los Angeles – USA
Tel. +12404236398‬
cnegassa3@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 2: IndieFlip
537 W 133rd Street #28
10027, New York – USA
Tel. +17185783015‬
vmartinez21@gmail.com
www.indieflipmedia.com/

PRODUCTION 3: studio cuento
Unit 302 RESIDENZAS Condominium
#12 General Atienza Street, Brgy. San Antonio Village
1605 - Pasig City, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 514 1609
Mobile: +63 916 529 1716
studiocuento@gmail.com
persianmaglinte@gmail.com
www.cuentostudios.com/
facebook.com/studiocuento
instagram.com/studiocuento

WORLD SALES: FLOURISHING FILMS
Themba Bhebhe, themba@flourishingfilms.com, +1 323 403 9682 / +33 6 61 50 45 19
Efuru Flowers, Efuru@flourshingfilms.com, +1 323 365 8132
Caleb Negassa, Caleb@flourshingfilms.com – in Venice.

PRESS OFFICE: Mounia Wissinger - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
Tel. +33 677986468
mounia.wissinger@gmail.com


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