Maria

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Genre/Rating: 
Black Comedy / PG
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Maria by JP Habac, Cinemalaya 2017 Short Feature Film finalist

It is a normal high noon in Maria's household: children creates a cacophony amplifying the heat in the small crowded space, with lunchtime making the noise even more exasperating as everyone fought for their share of food. Silence pierced the chaos when Maria suddenly throws up--she is pregnant with her 22nd child. 
Months pass and Maria's womb grew bigger by the day. Conflict ensues when two of her children, Daniel and Maricar get into a fight, prompting the former to reveal that Maricar is also pregnant.
While everyone charges towards Maricar who is persistent to kill her unborn child, Maria's water suddenly breaks.

Director: 
JP Habac
Main Cast: 

Upeng Fernandez, Sue Prado, Zini Narciso, Jayvhot Galang

Credits: 

Director: JP Habac
Executive Producers: Fernando Ortigas, E.A. Rocha
Producers: Chad Angelic Cabigon, Jaime Habac Jr.
Director of Photography: Pong Ignacio, FCS
Production Designer: Whammy Alcazaren
Film Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Sound Designer: Mikko Quizon
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay
Assistant Director: Marjorie Darunday-Sales
Production Manager: Persian Maglinte

About the Director
JP Habac

JP HABAC, JR is a filmmaker who studied film at University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short films "Mga Eroplanong Papel sa Tag-araw ng Paglimot," "Oktopus," and "Maria" have been screened and won awards in local and international film festivals like Cairo International Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Cinemanila International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Cinema One Originals Film Festival, and Bogotá Short Film Festival. His feature film project Teatro Cajetilla was selected for the first Southeast Asian Film Lab in Singapore International Film Festival.

He is an alumnus of Asian Film Academy, International Documentary Master class Serbia, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival’s Fantastic Film School, and Generation Campus in Moscow. He has also collaborated as an assistant director with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream film projects. "I’m Drunk, I Love You" is his first feature.

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