Private Project

Tears of the Stars

A young couple in the island of Guimaras faces the challenge of a forthcoming separation. Few days before Samuel leaves Aileen for a better job opportunity in a distant city, the latter, feeling immensely desperate, tries to stop him from leaving. Making the most out of their remaining time together, they patiently wait for a shooting star before facing the consequences of being apart.

  • Kenneth De la Cruz
    Director
  • Kenneth De la Cruz
    Writer
  • Albert Dela Cruz
    Writer
  • Helen Catalbas
    Producer
  • Elvert Bañares
    Producer
  • Rhema Jean Brillantes
    Key Cast
    "Aileen"
  • Joseph Ian Gempeso
    Key Cast
    "Samuel"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Luha sang Bulalakaw
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Pyscho
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinekasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival
    Iloilo City
    Philippines
    December 4, 2017
    World Premier
    Centerpiece Selection
  • Cinemarehiyon X
    Manila
    Philippines
    February 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Viddsee Juree Philippines 2018
    Manila
    Philippines
    September 26, 2018
    Audience Choice Award Winner
  • FACINE 25 Short Film Competition
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    International Premiere
    Finalist
Director Biography - Kenneth De la Cruz

He is a 24-year old Ilonggo filmmaker and a member of Western Visayas Filmmakers Network. He started making films during college, as an Accountancy student. His film "Taytay Gabok", premiered in Cinekasimanwa 4: Western Visayas Film Festival and was awarded with a film-grant from the Department of Tourism Region VI.

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