BALITOK "Gold"

A young Tingguian/Binongan farmer opposes the illegal mining activities and suddenly disappears.

  • Dexter Macaraeg
    Director
  • Dexter Macaraeg
    Writer
  • Dexter Macaraeg
    Producer
  • Kristofer King
    Key Cast
    Balitok, Ma'Rosa, Foster Child, Slingshot, Service, Masseur, Woman of Breakwater,
  • Felipe Ronnie Martinez
    Key Cast
    Balitok, Tuos
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Other
  • Shooting Format:
    Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    Best Actor Gold Award & Best Screenplay Bronze Award
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Santa Monica, California
    United States
    Finalist
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Dexter Macaraeg

A student of 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante Mendoza's 3rd Batch of Film Workshop in Directing in the Philippines. Mr. Macaraeg has worked in the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs and has been posted in Havana, Toronto, Frankfurt and Beirut. Last year, he retired from the government service and decided to pursue his passion in making films.

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Director Statement

Balitok "Gold" is my first short film on illegal mining. I hope that my short film "Balitok" submitted at film festivals abroad would be accepted. Thank you to the organizers. God Bless Independent Filmmaking!!!