Asian Next Wave Competition

Singing in Graveyards

Diector: Bradley Liew
Producer: Bradley Liew, Bianca Balbuena
Scriptwriter: Bradley Liew, Bianca Balbuena
Director of Photography: Larry Manda
Production Designer: Benjamin Padero, Carlo Tabije
Editor: Bradley Liew
Cast: Pepe Smith, Mercedes Cabral, Lav Diaz, Bernardo Bernardo, Susan Africa, Joel Saracho
10/16 Sun 8:30P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/21 Fri 8:30P Gateway Cineplex 1


Pepe, a 68 year old impersonator of a Filipino rock legend, lives alone on the borders of reality, imagination and mysticism. One day, he​’​s finally given the chance to open for the rock legend​’​s concert but he must do something neither of them has done before - write a love song.

About the Director:

Bradley Liew is a 27 year old Malaysian born, Manila based filmmaker. In 2012, he was accepted into the Asian Film Academy of the Busan International Film Festival where he won the Lumos Award for Outstanding Performance from celebrated Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke. He is also an alumnus of the NAFF Fantastic Film School, Berlinale Talents and Locarno Filmmakers Academy.

His first feature film, a Malaysian-Philippine coproduction entitled Singing in Graveyards, made it​’​s world premiere at the Venice International Film Critics​’ ​Week. It was the recipient of the Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund and the inaugural Southeast Asian Film Lab​’​s Most Promising Project Award.