The film begins and ends in an airport during a father and son’s transit flight from Tel Aviv to Manila.  It tells the story of Moises, a Filipino single-dad working as a caregiver in Herzliya, Israel, who comes home to his apartment in Tel Aviv to celebrate his son Joshua’s 4th birthday. Itwas on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino neighbors Janet, and her daughter Yael, find out that the Israeli government is going todeport children of foreign workers.  Afraid of the new law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house.

Hannah Espia
Main Cast: 

Jasmine Curtis Smith, Ping Medina, Irma Adlawan, Mercedes Cabral, and Marc Justine Alvarez


Executive Producer: Paul Soriano
Director: Hannah Espia
Producer: Paul Soriano
Production Manager: Jono De Rivera
Writers: Giancarlo Abrahan, Hannah Espia
Assistant Director: Chad Angelic Cabigon
2nd Assistant Director: Giancarlo Abrahan
Cinematographers: Ber Cruz, Lyle Nemenzo Sacris
Production Design: Thesa Tang
Sound Recordist: Mark Locsin
Sound Design: Mikko Quizon
Editors: Benjamin Tolentino, Hannah Espia
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay
Original Music: Mon Espia
Data Wrangler: Benjo Ferrer
Production Assistants: Alemberg Ang, Shandii Bacolod, Persian Maglinte
Hebrew Translator: Yuval Ram
Hebrew Coach: Rhine Bernardino, Yuval Ram

Hannah Espia

Hannah Espia is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. In 2012 her thesis film “Ruweda” won the Audience Choice Awardat the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, and was a finalist at the Bangkok International Student Film Festival. The film was also chosen finalist in the 2013 International Short Film Festival in Detmold, Germany. Her first feature film “Transit” was pitched to 20 producers at the 2nd Manila Film Financing Forum in 2012, and was also a project in Talent Campus Tokyo 2012 and Berlinale Talent Campus 2013. This year, Hannah hopes for more film projects, more love, more travel, and more cake.



4 years 5 months ago by Tolentino Ma Anna

Ako po ay isang ofw dito s oman gustong gusto ko po mpnood ang transit movie saan site ko po b pwude mpnood to sn po mpgbigyn nyu ang aking hiling.


4 years 6 months ago by Ma Victoria Silva Manuel

Hi. I would like to ask where to buy DVD copy of this movie and other movies that you showcase? Thank you.


4 years 7 months ago by Nova Anorico

This sounds really interesting. Will this be shown on big screen? I really hope so...


4 years 9 months ago by Aivee Tesorero

Hi, interested po yung organization namin na dalhin yung movie niyo sa UPLB. pano po namin kayo macocontact? thanks po. -


4 years 9 months ago by Al Vincent Fernandez

si hannah espia ay isa sa mga bagong director na dapit nating abangan. ang kanyang unang pelikula na Transit ay malapit na sa pagiging perpektong pelikula. Script, Cinematography Acting lahat ay maayos ang pagkakagawa. napakagaling rin ng cast ng pelikulang ito magandang panimula sa career ni jasmine curtis, at syempre katulad ng dati maganda ang ipinakitang pag arte ni ping medina. pero ang mga kapansinpansin talaga sa pelikula base sa kanilang pag arte ay sina irma adlawan, merceds cabral at Marc Justine Alvarez.


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