A young woman goes back to her province in the countryside where she gets to once again meet her Grandmother Loleng - a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan. Together, they will explore Grandma Loleng’s landscape of memories, only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.
Lui Manansala, Mariel Urbiztondo, Isabel Quesada, Renaissance Tuason
Writer & Director: Che Tagyamon
Executive Producers: Jane Tagyamon, Elizer Tagyamon
Producer, Editor, & Lead Animator: Che Tagyamon
Director of Photography: Steven Evangelio
Musical Score: Ian Bondoc, Glenn Barit
Voice Actors: Hiroshi Ega, Jun Igarashi, NJ Nunez, Steve dela Cruz, Ryla Berico
Rotoscope Animators: Meel Banania, Ric Coprada, Nina Aliga, Prince Viterbo, Danielle Madrid, Bricx Dumas, CJ Paglinawan, Nikki dela Cruz, Jei Marcelino, Bryan Aranda, Kim Goingo, Oko Francisco, Kimberly Baylon, Luigi Almuena, Chelsea Oleta, Jay Limcangco, Nicole Cu, Aren Chavez
Assistant Director: Joanne Cesario
Production Manager: Trishtan Perez
Production Coordinator: Carla Manalo, Karen Lustanas
Talent Coordinator: Jamme Robles
Edit log, Slate: Alvin Francisco
Sound Recordist: Brian Sulicipan
Subtitles: Arnex Nicolas
Second Camera: Glenn Barit
JEAN CHERYL TAGYAMON is a 22-year-old filmmaker and animator. She graduated Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines Film Institute in 2016. Her short film "Mumu" (Ghost) has been awarded the Best Picture in the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2015. Her most recent film, "Lola Loleng" (Grandma Loleng) has also won local awards including the Best Animation Award at the 2016 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. It was also screened in competition at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival, the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and the 2017 Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran, Iran.
Che currently works as a freelance editor, director, and animator for various commissioned film and video projects. She is also develoing a feature-length script for her next dream project--a live-action with animation film which talks about the diaspora of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the eyes of the children they've left behind.
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