JOHN DENVER TRENDING
by Arden Rod Condez
This is the story of your neighbor. You shared that video of him brutally attacking a classmate. He went viral. Suddenly, his life changed.
Synopsis: His name is John Denver Cabungcal, a Grade 8 student. All he really wants is to do well in school and bring good grades to his mother. But one day, a classmate accuses him of stealing a forty-five thousand peso worth of an IPAD. After the classmate’s persistent allegation, John Denver snaps and assaults his classmate. Unluckily for him, someone records the incident and posts the video on social media.
In just five days, this ordinary farmboy’s life is suddenly upended.
Based on true events and will be shot entirely in Pandan, Antique, John Denver Trending is a reportage, a cautionary tale that bookmarks a period in our lives when we allow social media to reshape our mindset.