Peñafrancia is a short horror film about Philippine superstitions. The story revolves around a quirky superstitious teenager. When her trusty old wives’ tale fails on her newly bought pair of heels, she takes extreme measures.
The entire production team was composed of 6 people—2 assistants, 1 main actress, 1 videographer/editor, 1 production and costume designer, and me. I was the co-writer, co-production designer, SFX artist, art director, and director of Peñafrancia. I was involved in all stages of this project from pre-production down to post-production. I was also in charge of submitting the film to different festivals in and out of the country.
STARRING Liezel Aldecoa
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mel Cobrador
EDITING: Mel Cobrador
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Bianca Fabia
COSTUME DESIGN: Bianca Fabia
2nd Place in Experimental Category, People's Choice Award
Globe Independent Film Festival 2017 (Taguig City, Philippines | April 6, 2017)
Best Acting, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Viewers' Choice Award
UP Cast Aswangan 2016 (Quezon City, Philippines | November 5, 2016)
Official Selection & Premieres
Viddsee Juree Awards 2017 (Manila, Philippines | November 24-26, 2017)
Diwa Filipino Film Fest of Seattle 2017 (Seattle, WA, United States | June 3, 2017)
Davao Ngilngig Film Festival: Town Tales and Superstitions 2017 (Davao, Philippines | October 28, 2017)