SYNOPSIS Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout The Philippines despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father. However, when the patriarch and his friends embrace the new child as one of their own, the question must be asked: what determines who is more valuable of attention? OFFICIAL SELECTION 75th Venice Film Festival – Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (World Premiere) 32nd South by Southwest Film Festival 28th Busan International Film Festival 48th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 14th Cinema One Originals Film Festival 22nd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 24th Geneva International Film Festival 16th Zagreb Film Festival 29th Singapore International Film Festival 16th London Short Film Festival 12th Kustendorf Film and Music Festival 14th Prague Short Film Festival 41st Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 8th Sun Valley Film Festival 11th Short Waves Festival 19th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 20th Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 43rd Atlanta Film Festival 31st FilmFest Dresden 13th Dallas International Film Festival 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 8th Montclair Film Festival 37th Center for Asian American Media Film Festival 32nd Columbia University Film Festival 1st Davey Fest 12th Festival Zukunftsvisionen 9th Snake Alley Festival of Film 25th Palm Springs International Shortfest 22nd Guanajuato International Film Festival 14th Traverse City Film Festival 5th Still Voices Short Film Festival 20th San Diego Asian Film Festival 19th Concorto Film Festival 30th New Orleans Film Festival 27th Hamptons International Film Festival 40th Denver Film Festival 33rd Leeds International Film Festival AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 75th Venice Film Festival – Nominated Orrizonti Award for Best Short Film 14th Cinema One Originals Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film 20th Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Jury Honorable Mention 31st FilmFest Dresden, Winner Golden Horseman Award for Short Fiction Film – International Competition 67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards – Nominated Best Short Film 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Winner Golden Reel Award for Best Narrative Short 32nd Columbia University Film Festival, Audience Award, Student Jury Selection, & Jury Honorable Mention 42nd Gawad Urian Award for Best Short Film – Nomination 25th Palm Springs International Shortfest, Winner Best U.S. Short Film CAST Jon Norman Schneider as “Boy” Rafael Roco Jr. as “Rodrigo” Reynald Raissel Santos as “Bing Bong” Lou Veloso as “Saldi” Michael SJ Uy as “Rodel” Nel Estuya as “Carlo” Adrian Castanares Jr. as “Big Boy” Drestel Galang as “Photographer” CREW Director: Andrew Stephen Lee Producer: Caleb Negassa Executive Producer: Valerie Martinez Co-Producers: Carlo Francisco Manatad & Mica Coburn Writers: Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli, and Emre Gulcan Cinematographer: Andrew Crighton Production Designer: Steff Dereja Line Producer: Persian Apple Jalandoni Maglinte First Assistant Director: Mikee Dela Cruz Editor: Andrew Stephen Lee Composer: Zeke Khaseli Sound: Julian Evans