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Kinit is a talented boy who lives in the streets together with his good friend Oryat. The two make a living through singing in the jeepneys, what is commonly called, ‘jeepney carollers’. Unfortunately, Kinit faces a struggle that hinders his life. Life, however, gives a possibility of hope, even in the midst of uncomfortable situations.

  • Josh Abiera
  • Chen Tampos
  • Josh Abiera
  • Chen Tampos
  • Chen Tampos
  • Jude Niño Cadungog
    Key Cast
  • Reynold Deniega
    Key Cast
  • Jay Hernandez
    Director of Photography
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    14 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2016
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    1,320 USD
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    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
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Director Biography - Josh Abiera , Chen Tampos

Growing up, Josh Karol Abiera has developed a wide interest in filmmaking. She had a hobby in experimenting with editing styles, making home videos and church presentation videos. During her senior year in high school, she enrolled in the University of San Carlos Fine Arts course programme majoring in Cinema being a student of the pioneering batch.

One of the aspects in filmmaking that she considers and has given her exposure is the field of acting. She first had a role as a supporting actress in Jaylou Dari’s Bakote then continued acting in school projects as well as in some film-fest entries from other film productions. In 2015, she was a cast in Janna Ocleasa’s thesis film-debut Dymphna as the lead actress.

She has worked recently in Rica Salvador’s Romantic-Comedy short film Hideaway as the lead actress alongside Cinema One Original’s 2014 Best Actor Matt Daclan. Josh made her first debut as a Production Manager in Maria Cindelle Ancajas’ short film Amy Lou, Room 19, 2nd floor, Building 2.

Chen Kerstine Tampos was born and raised in Cebu City. She went to study at the University of San Carlos majoring in Cinema. She wrote her first feature length screenplay King as a class requirement. In her junior year, she started doing production and was inclined to working in the Production Design Department.
Her first major production work was being an assistant director for Janna Ocleasa’s Dymphna. She was the producer and line producer for a documentary film, Million Dollar Car. Chen also did make-up and prosthetics for Samantha Solidum’s entry for MMFF’s Cinephone entry, Crossover. In addition she was the make-up artist for Hangaway which screened at Binisaya (2013) and Cinema Rehiyon (2014). Chen was also the production director for USC’s First Thesis Film Festival (2015).
She considers herself as a storyteller and desires to create films that tickle her mind and most especially have heart, as well as promote awareness on social issues that deserve attention. Recently, she worked in Maria Cindelle Ancajas’ short film Amy Lou, Room 19, 2nd floor, Building 2 as the lead actress.

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Director Statement

"Creating a concept idea of what I and my co-director’s thesis story would be took a whole lot of time and revisions. We came up with a concept idea of making a positive telling out of a group of poor and marginalized kids, and so we thought of the idea of using “jeepney rappers/carollers” as the subject of our film. Kids like these are somehow rampant in the Philippines' society nowadays specifically here in Cebu City and less exposure has been given to them in the eye of cameras. As far as we know, there hasn’t yet been a single film produced about them and so by creating a story out of a life of a jeepney caroller, it would be a fresh story to tell to people. Through positive telling, we hope to achieve in giving a voice and a different perspective of these marginalized youth and counter poverty-porn tropes as depicted in films."
-Josh Abiera-

“The Philippines has exploited the recurring telling of the same irrelevant day after day messages. I believe that as filmmakers we’ve got to do a better job of reporting the plight of the people we want to help – so that the voices that emerge are not ours, but theirs. Poverty should not be represented as inescapable and impermeable with society being stratified and immobile. I take normal everyday experiences and try to create an honest telling of the reality I see.”
-Chen Tampos-