Inshallah Montero

After taking up lessons on creative writing, she fell in love with filmmaking and started directing her first films in high school.  She has directed short films that made it to film festivals both in and outside of the country. Her works of note are The Quiapo Perspective (2012), Ang Lalaking Parisukat (2012), Papa’s Shadows (2016)

Papa’s Shadows (2016)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis
Little Mia has a lot of questions about death even if she is only 7 years old. She has always heard about it but never fully understood it. And as she experiences the loss of her own father, she struggles to see her mother’s sadness grow heavier each day. Mia seeks help instead from the shadow puppets her father left her, to cope and understand the meaning of life and death.

Cast
Pintig Santos
Roence Santos

Role
Writer | Director

Awards
QCinema International Film Festival 2016 NETPAC Award – QCShorts Competition

Ang Lalaking Parisukat (2012)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis

A surreal story about a businessman, not capable of emotion, whose job is to draw a thousand squares in paper in return for thousands of gold. But he is trapped and brainwashed in a room by greed, he forgets the outside world and his family as he surrenders his soul to a man named “Senyor Parihaba” for more money. One day a series of visitors bring him gifts that slowly bring his memories back, memories that are trapped by emotionless times of work, and a clock that suddenly revives something inside of him.

Cast
Bong Cabrera
Jamie Wilson
Tara Cabaero

Role
Director

Awards
Manhattan International Film Festival 2013 (Winner)

The Quiapo Perspective (2012)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis
A documentary of different perspectives on Quiapo where in vendors of sex toys and abortion herbal medicines are being sold in the area where the Church is a prominent landmark.

Role
Director

Awards

Gawad CCP Film Festival Documentary Category 2012 (Special Mention)

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