Shireen Seno

She was born in Japan and finished her education in Toronto. She started out as an artist whose works were exhibited in the Philippines before working for renowned director Lav Diaz. She debuted as a director of her own rights with the film Big Boy (2011)

Nervous Translation (2017)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
People often say “see the world through the eyes of a child,” acting as if these words are the remedy to cynicism. Somehow this phrase is charged with what we imagine childhood to be: innocence, authenticity, joy and tears (somehow our emotions back then feel purer), wonder, etc. And yet what we often brush aside is how childhood also carries vulnerability, confusion, uncertainty, naiveté. Shireen Seno’s Nervous Translation showcases the balance and interconnectedness of these themes in her layered magical realist take on growing up in the 80s.

Cast
Nafa Hilario-Cruz
Jana Agoncillo

Role
Director

Pascalina (2012)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
A lady gets by, but strange, dark things happened.

Cast
Maria Veronica Santiago
Peewee O’Hara
Cara Eriguel

Role
Cinematographer

Big Boy (2011)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
Big Boy is a coming-of-age tale about a boy and his family in 1950s Mindoro, Philippines, and how he is groomed into becoming the poster boy for his parent’s home-based business. The film is an experimental portrait of a family amidst change — an experience that will engage audiences in something strange but familiar.

Cast
Ian Lomongo
Pamela Miras
John Lloyd Evangelista

Role
Writer | Director | Cinematographer

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