Balai (Home)

A powerful visual tale, through possibly both dreams and delirium, where an orphan boy plagued with loneliness and alienation find inspiration in an ill roommate as they journey to find a real home.

  • Klarisse Purugganan
    Director
  • Klarisse Purugganan
    Writer
  • Selene Almeron
    Producer
  • Selene Almeron
    Director of Photography
  • Kyle Almenanza
    Key Cast
  • Dune Michael Garcia
    Key Cast
  • Mina Cruz
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Silent, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,270 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards
    Manila
    Philippines
    Grand Jury Prize for Short Film
Director Biography - Klarisse Purugganan

Klarisse Purugganan is a young filmmaker from the Philippines. In March 2019, she has finished her Bachelor's degree in Digital Filmmaking at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in Manila, Philippines. She has directed and edited several short films during her undergraduate years. Her capstone film, Balai (Home), alongside her thesis partner, Producer-Cinematographer, Selene Almeron, has won the Best Capstone Film for the 1st Trimester in their college. The film has also won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Film at the 67th FAMAS Awards 2019.

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