‘WAG MO ‘KONG KAUSAPIN (PLEASE STOP TALKING)
by Josef DielleGacutan
An elderly man tries to repair his relationship with his estranged son, but a mysterious black figure gets in the way.
Josef Gacutan is a filmmaker currently focusing on the animation and documentary genres.
Her first animated short, “Wag Mo ‘Kong Kausapin” (Please Stop Talking) was part of the 29th Singapore International Film Festival. She also recently won the Zonta Leipzig-Elster Talent Development Prize during Dok Leipzig’s Dok Co-Pro Market for the documentary-in-progress, Miss Universe in Jail.
She works as a writer, producer, and production manager on most days, but really just dreams of making a full-length animated film.
“Wag Mo ‘Kong Kausapin” is a very personal film rooted in the experiences in the filmmaker’s grandfather that became a process of understanding old age and its psychological repercussions, and understanding the disconnect between generations.
They say that “there is no magic that will draw together in perfect understanding the aged and the young,” and although the filmmaker is not at all capable of magic, she hopes that her film can, at least, help.