Miguel

This is a story of a deaf boy named MIGUEL and his struggles in the world full of discriminations and injustices. In every circumstance of Miguel’s Life ,his Mother’s unconditional love is always there waiting for him. Together, they will teach us a message and touch our hearts in silence .

  • Paul Brian Tulioc Baldoza
    Director
  • Paul Brian Tulioc Baldoza
    Writer
  • Qasim Butt Khalid
    Writer
  • Paul Brian Tulioc Baldoza
    Producer
  • Adurenzo Basa
    Key Cast
  • Linette Viray
    Key Cast
  • Mark Angelo Mamitag
    Key Cast
  • Angelica Mendoza
    Key Cast
  • Dreiden Irving
    Key Cast
  • Ada Mae Bautista
    Key Cast
  • Jahnie Cuyo
    Key Cast
  • Marco Cirineo
    Key Cast
  • Neil Dennis Niog
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    98 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Other
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • NMS CARES DEAF FILM FESTIVAL 2017
    BAGUIO CITY
    Philippines
    May 3, 2017
    CAP Theater , Camp Johnhay
    Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, People's Choice Award
  • Urduja Film Festival 2017
    Lingayen
    Philippines
    October 3, 2017
    Sison Auditorium and SM Baguio Cinema
    Nora Aunor Excellence in Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Story/Film, Best Poster Design, Best Socially Relevant Film, Best Picture 2nd
Director Biography - Paul Brian Tulioc Baldoza

Glamour and flashi-ness surrounded Casa Val-lejo at Upper Session, last June 3, 2017 during the awarding of the best New Media service CARES (NMS CARES) Film festival 2017 with the theme: “We Deafinitely Care” that was participated by aspir-ing directors from Baguio City. The theme for today‘s film festival high-lights the idea of Deaf in the society.
One of the participants, the di-rector of the Miguel, the overall cham-pion of the film festival was from the University of the Cordilleras, a second year mass communication student. He was known to be a consummate artist because of the quality output he cre-ates. He was able to uplift the College of Arts and Sciences in every competi-tion. One of his masterpiece was the mascot during the 2016 cheer and dance campus competition. He was as well the champion of the 2016 Green Is In storytelling and poster making com-petition. He is indeed a mentor to his college.
Going back to the said film festi-val, according to him, he was able to produce the kind of film because of the support from his mother, he even men-tioned that he was really inspired by his mother in the field of acting and directing since his mother was once a theater actor.
He added, “I was able to pro-duce this kind of film (Miguel) to the reason that I would like to show to the audience the real state or the happen-ings around our vicinity. Barely focus-ing to the socially relevant agendas like bullying, domestic violence and chil-dren‘s right that would prospect the government and as well as religion.”
He was dedicated to whatever things he would do. Lastly, he men-tioned, “to the future actors and directors we must be realistic rather than being an idealistic one. We must do everything to achieve the idea that we think, we must chase our dreams, we must not be afraid to try new things and indeed, we must accept corrections and changes as we move forward. Producing film is not an easy task we must really be sincere.
He was totally a star right now, being with him for the past two years I have witnessed him transcend from a normal student. He is not just an achiever, he is also known for his jolly side, even instruc-tors would praise him for his kindness, and yes he is no other than Mr. Paul Brian Baldoza.

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Director Statement

Open Letter

I am who I am , I am Paul Brian and I am Human :)

Obviously , I am Human, I can dance , write , paint , sing , act , cook and also I can feel happiness and PAIN.

I know you're human too, but have you asked yourself, what is your purpose? What on earth am i here for? for happiness? to please everyone or to accept that life is created to be your training ground for a battle..to lose or win..to cry or laugh..to be hurt or to hurt someone.

We are all created to be a STAR, but we don't know its purpose.To be Star you must shine your own light and follow your path . We forgot, or we intentionally forget that we are already STARS ..That just shines through behind the clouds :(

You try to help them, Yes! They accept the help offered but you will be taken for granted and left alone in darkness , they don't know that STARS can't shine without darkness
That's life, is it unfair?Or Is life unfair?
NO! LIFE IS FAIR, IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT. When you try your BEST to be the brightest ,They take it differently and They don't see that the BRIGHTEST STARS are those who shine for the benefit of OTHERS.

I am a supportive person who always wants to believe the best in others. I like to help, encourage people , keeps all things right and make them feel good . I am a very patient person and give plenty of second chances BUT always remember I am not a saint... even the nicest people have their LIMITS.

I believed that I am not an ASSHOLE or SHIT, I am one of the supportive person you will ever meet. Maybe you are just pissed because i can see through your bullshit.. :) I am actually a very nice and jolly human being, until you piss me off. If you dare ? Just saying... :)

Yeah , I've made mistakes in my journey. I've let people take advantage of me, and I embraced way less than i deserve but i have learned from my bad choices and even though there are some parts i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. Don't worry guys, I'll know better next time :) and i won't settle for anything less than i deserve :)

At the end of the day,I stand by who I am . I am Paul Brian and I am human, I can respect you as human but not stupid enough to give my trust again. :)

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