Experiencing Interruptions?

Happy Birthday, Mango!

Young Almara tries hard to reach her son far away in the Philippines but everything goes wrong.
The busy Mettler family doesn’t seem to care and neither old Harold nor young teen Alex seem to even notice. But with ingenuity, Almara may just find a way to connect with her birthday boy back home.

This beautifully shot shortfilm makes a touching comment on the struggles to connect with others in a complex, busy world.

  • Eva Colmers
    2.57K, We Regret to Inform You..., Granny Baby, The Weightless Traveller, The Enemy Within, Luz, HandSum, Blink and more
  • Eva Colmers
    Granny Baby, The Weightless Traveller, The Enemy Within, HandSum, Blink and more
  • Eva Colmers
    Sophia, 2.57k, Granny Baby, The Weightless Traveller, HandSum, Blink! and more
  • Eric Spoeth
    Waiting for Waldemar, Mea Maxima Culpa, A Legacy of Service, The Manikin and more
  • Nathania Bernabe
    Key Cast
    Pure Malice (Movie Works Production), The Switch (Trembling Void Studios) and more
  • Taylor Hatala
    Key Cast
    Janet Jackson World Tour, Fresh Off the Boat, Ellen Degeneres Show; winner of many international hip-hop competitions
  • Samantha Grant
    Key Cast
    "Claire Mettler"
  • Dean Lonsdale
    Key Cast
    "Richard Mettler"
    Blackstone tv series
  • Renda Daldalenra
    Key Cast
  • Horst Fleischhauer
    Key Cast
    "Opa (grandpa) Harold"
  • Alaister Dunn Sison
    Key Cast
  • Wes Miron
    Director of Photography
    Frosty Affair (dramatic feature), Dark Sky (feature doc) and many more
  • Jon Kawchuk
    original music
    Memento Mori (feature doc), Daughter for Daughter (dramatic feature) and more
  • Ryan Westley
  • Matt Vest
    Production Design
  • Zsofia Opra-Szabo
    Costume Design
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    drama, family, coming of age
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Kinefinity
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Breckenridge Film Festival
    Breckenridge, CO
    United States
    November 1, 2017
  • Female Eye Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    June 23, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
  • Edmonton Short Film Festsival
    Edmonton, AB
    October 14, 2017
  • South Coast Jazz Festival
    Port Dover
    July 22, 2017
  • Culver City Film Festsival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 8, 2017
  • Canada Short Film Festival
    Saint John
    December 9, 2017
    Award of Distinction
  • Black Maria Film Festival
    Jersey City
    United States
    December 9, 2017
    Director's Choice Award
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    January 7, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Metamora Film Festival
    West Lin, Oregon
    United States
    February 14, 2018
  • International Film & Photography Festival
    February 2, 2018
  • World of Women Film Fair Middle East
    United Arab Emirates
    March 9, 2018
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    January 7, 2018
  • Metamora Film Festival
    Vancouver, WA
    United States
  • International Film & Photography Festival
    February 4, 2018
    Diamond Award in Story & Scriptwriting
  • Women Make Waves Film Festival
    Taipei City
    October 12, 2018
  • International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality
    September 17, 2018
  • Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival
    Hot Springs National Park AZ
    United States
    March 17, 2018
  • Future Femme Fest
    United Kingdom
    March 28, 2019
Director Biography - Eva Colmers

Eva Colmers is an independent filmmaker who has written, directed and produced 12 award-winning short films in the dramatic and experimental genre including 2.57k, Granny Baby, The Weightless Traveller, End of the Rope, Luz and No Problem. She has also written and directed three documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada: We Regret to Inform You…, The Elder Project and The Enemy Within.

Her films have been screened at many international festivals as well as on television and she has received many awards for her accomplishments including festivals in New York, Toronto, London, Stuttgart and Izmir.

With a background in theatre, Colmers also creates visual background for theatre-, dance- and music performances and enjoys collaborations with artists in different disciplines. Eva enjoys meeting new people, places and challenges.

Ƒor more information on Colmers’ work, visit her company’s website at: www.noproblemproductions.ca

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Director Statement

In many of my films I explore various aspects of alienation and belonging. An immigrant myself, I strongly can relate to the uprooting and pining that goes on in many of the Filipino careworkers coming to Canada in search of a "better life". Having recently made good friends with people in the Filipino community, I wanted to honour their story.