On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, twelve-year-old Thirdy is worried she will not be able to perform because she could not afford to rent a traditional costume and pay the required contribution.
Her ailing but affable grandfather, Cesario, acts as her sole guardian. He works as a bamboo farmer, but they could barely make ends meet. In the midst of all these, Thirdy starts having visions of a mysterious man. She believes the apparition is that of her long dead father while everyone else dismisses her visions as nothing more than fantasies or illusions. On the day of the Talent Show, everything unravels as village problems and family secrets finally collide.
Allain Hablo, Diocel Marie Raso
Director & Director of Photography: TM MalonesCreative Producer & Screenplay: Duwi MonteaguadoExecutive Producers: Teresita Malones, Allain Hablo, TM MalonesLine Producer: Essy Genebelle AntonanoProduction Designer: Allain HabloProduction Manager: Frederick IgharasEditor: TM MalonesOriginal Music: Armor RapistaTalent Coach: Nathan SottoCamera Operator: Phobet GamezProduction Assistants: Emerson Beraye, Jo Andrew TorlaoSound Recordist: Patrick GamezBoom Operator/Grip: Reygim FernandezAsst. Editor: Rick DazaAerial Footages: Bryan Te of Helicam Philippines, RStudio ProductionsFood Coordinator: Mila RasoTranslations: Jo Vanessa VillanuevaTransportation: Wilfredo Buncal
TM MALONES finished his Diploma Degree in Filmmaking at the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) with Technical and Academic Excellence Award and Best Thesis on his film “Salvi.” It was part of the Cinema One Originals Festival 2012 and also won 1st Place in Sineng Pambansa Iloilo International Film Festival, 2013. TM’s debut film, “Ang Pagpadayon” participated in the Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 "All Masters Edition."
His other films include “Dapya sang Paglaum” (Documentary, 2014), “Sin-o ang Tiktik?” (Short, 2016), “Buang-‐Bulawan” (Short, 2016) and “Bawod” (Short, 2017). He also worked for the full-length films "Baconaua," Cinemalaya 2017 finalist and Tara Illenberger’s “High Tide,” ToFarm Film Festival 2017 Best Film as the Director of Photography.
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