Balancing Sacrifice

Longline: After just coming off deployment, Captain Hernandez must tell her boyfriend, Jon that she has orders to go back out again.

Synopsis: Captain Lynn Hernandez of the US Army has just come off deployment 3 months ago and his commanding officer, Colonel Quan has just informed her that she will have to go out again. She needs to find the right time to tell her boyfriend, Jon that she will be gone again. Jon works as a mechanic and tries to save money and make a descent income to support them. Their relationship gets tested when the truth comes out unexpectedly and they must decide what is going to happen next.

  • Rommel Andaya
    Director
  • Rommel Andaya
    Writer
  • Rommel Andaya
    Producer
  • Arlyn Dela Pena
    Key Cast
    "Captain Hernandez"
  • Michael Kuya
    Key Cast
    "Jon"
  • Steven Ho
    Key Cast
    "David"
  • Victor Chi
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Quan"
  • Vince Cruz
    Director fo Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 33 seconds
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Rommel Andaya

Rommel Andaya is a filmmaker known for his Dramedy narratives and Time travel stories. A proficient contributor to the 48 Hour Film Project in San Diego and Los Angeles since 2010, he has been providing a platform for Actors and creatives with his production company, RAWMIX Productions. His award winning films have been featured in many film festivals across the country.

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Director Statement

The lead actor, Arlyn Dela Pena and I wanted to tell a story about the struggles of a military couple. Especially one where the woman was the assumed "bread winner" and "wore the pants" in the relationship and how that can affect them due to gender social structures. Arlyn won "Best Actress" at Asian Film Lab's 72 Hour Shootout in 2019 for this role and the film placed in the "Top Ten".