A Filipino-American Thanksgiving party in 2006 through the eyes of a teenage girl who is falling in love for the first time. Marked with specific detail, Kayla Abuda Galang shares what feels like a distinct memory of a young person trying to understand who they are.
Ang isang Filipino-American Thanksgiving na handaan sa 2006, sa mga mata ng isang dalagang nahuhulog ang loob sa unang pagkakataon. Dala ng mga detalyeng personal, ibinabahagi ni Kayla Abuda Galang ang alaala ng isang batang sinusubukang maintindihan ang sarili.
Born in Olongapo, Philippines, and raised in San Diego and Houston, Kayla Abuda Galang is an Austin-based filmmaker drawing from the minutiae of my communities, surroundings, and memory. Recently, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and her latest film, When You Left Me On That Boulevard, received the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and the Special Jury Award for Vision at the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival. She is currently developing her first two feature films: ’06-’07, a suburban high-stakes love story set in 2000s Paradise Hills, and On Earth as it is in Heaven, a comedy about familial grief in modern-day Houston.