Bolla, Nickson Wayne
Cast and Crew
Director: Nickson Wayne G. Bolla
Actor: Nickson Wayne G. Bolla
On his 21st birthday, Nickson wants to be accompanied by his family as he faces the coming of age for men at the age of 21, where for girls they call it debut. Unfortunately, his hopes hit the ground as his parents couldn’t come home because of work. Filled with disappointment, he still smile and push through. To catch the attention of his parents and the intimacy he is craving for as a child, he will do something more interesting aside from the usual birthday party.
Montanosa Film Festival
Deaf Film Festival
Award and Recognition
Special Jury Prize (Montanosa Film Festival 2022)
Mentors Choice Award (Montanosa Film Festival 2022)
Best Film (Deaf Film Festival 2018)
People's Choice Award (Deaf Film Festival 2018
What motivated you to join this year's 3 Shots Film Fest?
I was inspired by the entries of the 3 shots film last year. It was so encouraging how the directors utilize the three shot rule to create a masterpiece. With this limitation, more stories will be unraveled. Through that, I can't stop to admire their films and hope that one day, I could also join.
Tell us what inspired you to create this film?
For me, Birthdays are always special despite any circumstances. It is worth the celebration as it is the day where we are brought into this world. Hence, I would like to inspire the people, that greeting happy birthday to someone could give life to the celebrant.
Share the challenges you have encountered and the learnings you discovered given the limitations.
The challenges I faced all throughout the production was the concept itself. How will I make this story more interesting and impactful while utilizing the three shot rule. I tried to think of stories however still couldn't fit to what I imagined. Fortunately, I was intrigue with the celebration of birthdays, especially if its 18th and 21st year for the youth.
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