Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy

2018 20 min. Philippines, USA Andrew Stephen Lee

Official Section - Short Films

 

 

 

 

Production
Caleb Negassa

Director
Andrew Stephen Lee

Screenwriter
Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli, Emre Gulcan

Cast
Jon Norman Schneider, Rafael Roco Jr., Reynald Raissel Santos, Lou Veloso, Michael SJ Uy, Nel Estuya

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?

Format
DCP, Color

International Sales
Flourishing Films

Filmography
2018 MANILA IS FULL OF MEN NAMED BOY [short]
2016 THE SOUND OF COIN HITTING BRASS [short]
2015 TOUCH [short]

Notes
Festivals: Clermont-Ferrand, Venice, Montreal, Singapore

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