Filipiñana is a film written and directed by Rafael Manuel for the London Film School.It was shot on location in various country clubs and golf courses in the Philippines in May, 2019.
The film is about a tee-girl named Isabel.
Tee-girls spend the whole day sitting on a stool barely a foot above the dirt ground teeing up golf balls for golfers to hit as they practice swinging their steel clubs barely inches away from the tee-girls' faces.
WHY THIS FILM IS IMPORANT
Filipiñana explores themes of exploitation and marginalization within hierarchical structures, using the golf course setting as a microcosm for Philippine society.
The film focuses primarily on the power distance exercised by women on women within this social milieu.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
Filipiñana is currently in its postproduction stage, this means that although the shooting of the film has been successfully achieved, there's still a lot of work to be done on editing, sound mixing, mastering, and color grading before we're able to release the film to a standard that gives justice to the material that we shot.
And this all costs money.
Your contributions not only go directly to finishing the film and getting it ready to go to film festivals around the world, but also allow you to view the finished film that you supported via a private link.
Filipiñana was shot primarily in 2 country clubs/golf courses in the Philippines:
1. The Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.
2. Hacienda Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac, Pampanga.
Editing: June - August, 2019
Sound Mixing: August - September, 2019
Color Grading & Final Master: September - October, 2019
Festival Premiere: Early - Mid 2020
KEEPING UP TO DATE
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Risks and challenges
Filipiñana aims to tackle and explore complex societal malaises and make them accessible and relevant to audiences of all classes, genders, and races. We plan to do this by distilling the tableaus and scenarios we captured on screen to the most basic of human truths.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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