A Dream

"In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed."
- Edgar Allan Poe

The moon, alone, reigns over the night. For long, it is dreaming. For long, it sees itself personified. For long, it is grotesque.

  • Bernard Jay Mercado
    Director
    Shadow Play, Death by Shadows
  • Bernard Jay Mercado
    Writer
    Shadow Play, Death by Shadows
  • Bernard Jay Mercado
    Producer
    Shadow Play, Death by Shadows
  • Michelle Lim
    Key Cast
    Shadow Play
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Bernard Jay Mercado

Bernard Jay Mercado is an independent director, screenwriter, and editor. His short films have been screened in various international and local film festivals. His most recent work, "Man in the Cinema House" (2015), a black-and-white silent film comedy and part-installation art, part-performance art hybrid is the recipient of the 2015 UP Film Institute Likha Adarna Best Thesis Film Award. He also served as apprentice to screenwriters Roy Iglesias and Ricky Lee.

With an individualistic, unique, avant-garde filmmaking voice, Mercado dreams to reinvent Philippine Cinema by going back to the classics. His current focus in filmmaking are period films and love letters to cinema, biographical films of unsung heroes, and gangster films. He also aims to adapt to film the komiks of modern-day Filipino artists. And to one day go back to the art of experimental filmmaking.

Currently, he is working on his third feature-length screenplay, which would be his debut feature film, Kundiman.

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