Paghibi sang Langit
Date and Time Submitted
Oktubre 15, 2021, 2:11:21 PM
A reflection of a teen about their town's famous river where multiple lives were taken, unfolding the undeniable truths of climate crisis and in pandemic.
Pabiania, Francis Ryan
I believe that every story matters and we have these urges to tell stories right now. Indeed, the challenge of creating film that has its unique approach (three shots) that I want to try is a challenge to my visions in creating stories far from what we used to do especially in time of pandemic.
Paghibi sang Langit is a tribute to reflect from what we have lost. Based from the stories (mystery, folktales and relevant social issues) of our town and its famous river. An exploration of how we were affected with the global pandemic and climate crisis -- inspired to tell local stories.
Paghibi sang Langit is a call for action about the constant flood in the town, the activities that destroy the environment, and how the townfolks had their battles to survive (left with no choice), we're being drowned with the social issues, and of our grid and dreams.
Cast and Crew:
Director, Screenplay Writer, Cinematographer, Editor - Francis Ryan Basa Pabiania; Music Design and Score - Rocky Nicor; Stylist - Eleser Torre Teruel; Art Department - Vince Ledesma, Lordvy Marie Rio, Reyan Remilla, Kirt Pillora; Supporting Cinematographers - John Michael Kent Photography & Choy Lando Photography
Lead Characters - Freddie Laureano Jr as townfolk, Grace Maven Lumogdang as Gurang
Supporting characters - Hiraya Dance Company (dead bodies)