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A film about a girl drawn to a golf course. Shot on location in the Philippines in May, 2019. Currently in postproduction.
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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

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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.  

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Ungraded frame from Filipiñana

 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.  

Ungraded frame from Filipiñana
Ungraded frame from Filipiñana

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

Filipiñana Postproduction Budget Breakdown
Filipiñana Postproduction Budget Breakdown

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

Original Poster Design by Jamie Cabatit
Original Poster Design by Jamie Cabatit

 THE CREW 

The crew on location at the Alabang Country Club. BTS by Hazel Vergara
The crew on location at the Alabang Country Club. BTS by Hazel Vergara

THE CAST

 THE LOCATIONS 

Filipiñana BTS by Hazel Vergara
Filipiñana BTS by Hazel Vergara

Filipiñana was shot primarily in 2 country clubs/golf courses in the Philippines:

1. The Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.

BTS photo of Filipiñana crew at the Alabang Country Club
BTS photo of Filipiñana crew at the Alabang Country Club

2. Hacienda Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac, Pampanga.

Ungraded screengrab from Filipiñana, shot at Hacienda Luisita
Ungraded screengrab from Filipiñana, shot at Hacienda Luisita

THE CALENDAR 

Editing: June - August, 2019

Sound Mixing: August - September, 2019

Color Grading & Final Master: September - October, 2019

Festival Premiere: Early - Mid 2020

BTS photography by Hazel Vergara
BTS photography by Hazel Vergara

KEEPING UP TO DATE

We invite you all to be part of Filipiñana's journey, you can get regular updates on our progress via: 

BTS photography by Hazel Vergara
BTS photography by Hazel Vergara

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.

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    Original artwork by Filipino artist Jamie Cabatit

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    Get a piece of one of the original Filipiñana costumes by Alex Pajaro Meily

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