Private Project

Aponibolinayen and the Flying Kids

In May 2015, Alamara, an anti-communist pramilitary group and alleged government forces occupied several towns in Kapalong, a town in Davao del Norte. A civil war erupted and led to displacement of some 700 Lumads from their homeland. Alon (10), a muslim, lost his parents in the occupation and was adopted by his relatives. Eliane (12), cousin to Alon, tries to survive their everyday ordeal by telling folklore stories. Eliane, hatches a plan to escape by building a big paper plane. Together with Alon, they fly towards the sun.

  • Sue Aspiras
  • Sue Aspiras
  • Chad Angelic Cabigon
  • Nafa Hilario-Cruz
    Key Cast
    Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo
  • Michko Laurente
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Si Aponibolinayen At Ang Mga Batang Lumilipad
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    15 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,594 USD
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    Digital SLR
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Director Biography - Sue Aspiras

Sue Aspiras is a graduate of BA Film and Audio-Visual Communications from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Her thesis Café Sanctuario won Best Thesis in Animation Category and was screened at Cinemalaya Short Film category in 2009. She has then become a video editor at TV and advertising and just came back from the corporate life to pursue film productions again. Currently, she is working as a freelance Assistant Director and Film Editor.

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