In the wake of a relentless crackdown on crime in the Philippines, three individuals embark on separate journeys, each in pursuit of healing, purpose, and justice.
Austin Tan is a director and screenwriter from Cagayan Valley, north of the Philippines. He makes short and experimental films that tackles political and social topics through concepts that deal on memory and death, and visions to make more stories for the underprivileged and the voiceless.
His recent short film, Why Did the Carabao Cross the Carayan?, was selected in QCinema International Film Festival 2022 QCShorts program and screened theatrically across Metro Manila. His other short, Happy 2023rd Birthday, Mylene!, won Best Picture at Black Beret Competition in 2018 and screened internationally during the Viddsee Juree Awards Philippines Showcase in 2019.
Now, he’s working on his first feature film which received project development support from BAFF SEAPitch, Locarno Open Doors, SGIFF Film Lab, Full Circle Lab and EAVE Ties That Bind.
Stelle Laguda is a Filipina producer and the managing director of KT House Productions. She has several creative production involvements in international co-productions projects with Norway, Indonesia, Canada, Vietnam, Ireland, Switzerland, and with Singapore in her career. She is also an alumna of several prestigious lab programs such as Locarno Open Doors, EAVE Ties That Bind, Rotterdam Lab, among others.
Stelle started as an Associate Producer in 2020 under Epicmedia with her last work includes Lorcan Finnegan’s Nocebo (Irish-Philippines), Simon Jaquemet’s Electric Child (Swiss-Philippines) and Lav
Diaz’s When the Waves Are Gone which premiered at the 78th Venice Film Festival.
Diving deeper into creative producing in international co-productions and launching in 2024, she is partnering with Higante Media Inc as Production Head to produce high-quality local and international films and video content including Austin Tan’s debut feature, Lost Memories in Transit.