Part of Top 20 Finalist
Cast and Crew
Director/Writer/Producer - Gian Arre & Rea Robles
Cinematographer/Editor - Gian Arre
Starring - Gian Arre & Rea Robles
In the brief hours of the morning, two strangers strike up an unexpected connection with the spaces between them sharing a language far too familiar.
Metro Manila Film Festival, Gawad Alternatibo, Kansai Queer Film Festival, Freedom Mov_E, Cinemobile, Gawad Sining, Cinemandirigma, Cinemapua, Istorya ng Pag-asa, Subangan, Sine Siklab, Montanosa, Active Vista, Sorok
Award and Recognition
PANATA (best film, people's choice winner for Freedom Mov_E 2018, and screened at Cabriolet in Beirut, Lebanon), KATIPUNAN (Jury Prize winner at Cinemobile "Buhay Byahero" 2019 and Gawad Alternatibo:Crosscurrents 2020 finalist), DISTANCES (Finalist at Gawad Sining Short Film Festival 2020 and narrative finalist at Kansai Queer Film Festival 2021), TERROR ERROR (2nd place Narrative Category at TVUP Pag-aalay webXhibition & Festival Awards 2021 and Honorable Mention at I AM NOT VOICELESS film competition), CLASS IS IN SESSION (1st place at Rotary PSA Festival 2020 and Finalist in the Narrative Category at TVUP Pag-aalay webXhibition & Festival Awards 2021) iTAY (finalist at Cinemalaya x Nespresso 2018), PAGHINTAY (1st runner-up for best film at Cinemandirigma 2019), ANNE'S TALKSHOW (Best work for/on/by children at Gawad Alternatibo 2020 & Sorok Short Film Festival 2019 Finalist), MCLAINE (finalist for Istorya ng Pag-asa 2018), How To Traffic Humans (finalist for Active Vista 2017 and screened at Fringe MNL 2018), PAANO MAGING BABAE (Best Short Film at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2020), ANG BAGONG LARUAN NI BRIAN (finalist at Subangan Film Festival 2017), MARAHIL KULANG (Exhibited Out-of-competition at Viddsee Juree 2017) CALLBACK (Pelikultura 2021 Film Workshop Grantee), MARIA MAKINANG (Montanosa 2022 Narrative Finalist), and PAPAPA (Best screenplay for Sine Siklab 2020, finalist for Cinemapua 2020 & Gawad Alternatibo 2020)
What motivated you to join this year's 3 Shots Film Fest?
The challenge to come up with a narrative that's encapsulated in three solitary shots was enticing but we wanted to go further and see if we could convey a story without words that the audience could fill in through their own experiences.
Tell us what inspired you to create this film?
We wanted to capture the feeling of a place or a person serving as someone's source of unexpected solace. Through the stationary image of a single shot, broken only by the hours that could provide contrast to the relationship's progression, we wanted to tell the story of a simple brief encounter.
Share the challenges you have encountered and the learnings you discovered given the limitations.
Our main concern was the likely possibility that the audience may find our approach to be dull or monotonous. We were aware of this from the very beginning but knew this was the way we wanted to tell the story.
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