#QCShorts Competition

Contestant #4

Diector: Jared Joven, Kaj Palanca
Producer: Jade Castro, Bebe Go, Petersen Vargas
Scriptwriter: Jared Joven, Kaj Palanca
Director of Photography: Tey Clamor
Production Designer: Popo Diaz
Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Cast: Joel Saracho, Elijah Canlas
10/16 Sun 6:30P Gateway Cineplex 2
10/17 Mon 1:00P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/17 Mon 1:00P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 7
10/17 Mon 6:30P UP Town Center
10/18 Tue 3:30P Trinoma Cinema 1
10/18 Tue 6:30P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 8
10/19 Wed 8:30P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 7
10/20 Thu 1:30P Robinsons Movieworld Galleria 8
10/20 Thu 3:30P Trinoma Cinema 1


A young boy frequently visits an old man who lives alone, keeping him always in good company. One night, he chances upon the old man watching a dated clip of himself as a cross-dressing boy. This sparks within the young boy an interest to find out more about the old man's past. What he ultimately discovers aids both him and the old man towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.

About the Director:

Kaj Palanca is a sixteen-year-old filmmaker and writer from Manila. Ever since accomplishing a short film project for arts class in his fourth year of high school, he has developed and secured within him a love for visual storytelling and truth. He finds great comfort in watching movies and writing about them.

Jared Joven, a sixteen-year-old filmmaker and photographer, has held a passion for the visual arts for as long as he can remember. He discovered his love for cinema in high school, after producing his first short narrative film. He is devoted to telling stories as truthfully as possible and in service of what might make the world better.