Directed by Melanie Lim
After her parents’ divorce, a young girl believes there is a spirit named Joe living inside her family’s ancestral wooden cabinet and she becomes close friends with him. Disturbed, her father decides that his daughter needs to wake up from her delusions and empties the whole cabinet in front of her. Still believing that Joe is there, the girl, with the help of her mother, finds a new home for him.
Winner of 2017 Cinematografo Originals Screenwriting Grant, Official selection of 2017 Cinematografo International Film Festival (San Francisco), Official selection 2018 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Official selection 2018 Diwa Filipino Film Showcase in Seattle, Official selection of 2018 Park City International Film Festival
Post Screening Panelists:
Rachel Vergara, Producer, ANITO
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Melanie Lim emigrated from Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in film and television. As a first generation immigrant, she hopes to bring the American audience a fresh take on Filipino culture. She’s currently working on her masters in Film Production at the University of Southern California.
Cinematographer: Alex Davis-Lawrence
Composer: Joy Ngiaw
Producer: Kristopher Hattori
Actor - Niña: Emma Garcia
Actor - Doris: Angela Baesa
Actor - Anton: Reuben Uy
Actor - Paulo: Kristan Cleto
SHORTS PROGRAMS / 117 minsDo you remember what it was like to be a child? The following films ask us to see through the eyes of children facing very adult situations, who yet react with a strength and heart many grown-ups aspire to have.