MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY
20 mins | Digital | Black and White | 1.85 : 1 | 2018
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?
OFFICIAL SELECTION
75th Venice Film Festival - Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (World Premiere)
32nd South by Southwest Film Festival
28th Busan International Film Festival
48th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
14th Cinema One Originals Film Festival
22nd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
24th Geneva International Film Festival
16th Zagreb Film Festival
29th Singapore International Film Festival
16th London Short Film Festival
12th Kustendorf Film and Music Festival
14th Prague Short Film Festival
41st Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
8th Sun Valley Film Festival
11th Short Waves Festival
19th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival
20th Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
43rd Atlanta Film Festival
31st FilmFest Dresden
13th Dallas International Film Festival
35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
8th Montclair Film Festival
37th Center for Asian American Media Film Festival
32nd Columbia University Film Festival
1st Davey Fest
12th Festival Zukunftsvisionen
9th Snake Alley Festival of Film
25th Palm Springs International Shortfest
22nd Guanajuato International Film Festival
14th Traverse City Film Festival
5th Still Voices Short Film Festival
20th San Diego Asian Film Festival
30th New Orleans Film Festival
27th Hamptons International Film Festival
40th Denver Film Festival
33rd Leeds International Film Festival
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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
75th Venice Film Festival - Nominated Orrizonti Award for Best Short Film
25th Palm Springs International Shortfest, Winner Best U.S. Short Film
14th Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film
20th Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Jury Honorable Mention
31st FilmFest Dresden, Winner Golden Horseman Award for Short Fiction Film - International Competition
67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards - Nominated Best Short Film
35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Winner Golden Reel Award for Best Narrative Short
32nd Columbia University Film Festival, Audience Award, Student Jury Selection, & Jury Honorable Mention
42nd Gawad Urian Award for Best Short Film - Nomination
CAST
Jon Norman Schneider as "Boy"
Rafael Roco Jr. as "Rodrigo"
Reynald Raissel Santos as "Bing Bong"
Lou Veloso as "Saldi"
Michael SJ Uy as "Rodel"
Nel Estuya as "Carlo"
Adrian Castanares Jr. as "Big Boy"
Drestel Galang as "Photographer"
CREW
Director: Andrew Stephen Lee
Producer: Caleb Negassa
Executive Producer: Valerie Martinez
Co-Producers: Carlo Francisco Manatad and Mica Coburn
Writers: Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli, and Emre Gulcan
Cinematographer: Andrew Crighton
Production Designer: Steff Dereja
Line Producer: Persian Apple Jalandoni Maglinte
First Assistant Director: Mikee Dela Cruz
Editor: Andrew Stephen Lee
Composer: Zeke Khaseli
Sound: Julian Evans
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Ooh Yooh, Indieflip, Studio Cuento, and Hetch Hetchy
WORLD SALES
Flourishing Films
Themba Bhebhe, themba@flourishingfilms.com
Efuru Flowers, efuru@flourshingfilms.com
Caleb Negassa, caleb@flourshingfilms.com

PUBLICITY
Challenge Accepted
Mounia Wissinger
EPK by Jake Gavino