Private Project

Candle of Happiness

This short film is about a young woman named Lucy, who struggles and lives a dull work life. She is in a place where there
is no room for growth and opportunities and is stuck in a
rut. With her strong will and determination, she quit her customer service job and discovers her creativity, and put it to good use by making candles and selling them at markets. In the end, she is happy and living a life of contentment.

  • Vanessa Grace Borja Velono
  • Vanessa Grace Borja Velono
  • Vanessa Grace Borja Velono
  • Vanessa Grace Borja Velono
    Key Cast
  • Jack Christopher Baker
    Key Cast
  • Jack Christopher Baker
    Assistant Director and Camera Operator
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Los Angeles Film School
Director Biography - Vanessa Grace Borja Velono

I am a full-time student pursuing a Digital Filmmaking degree at The Los Angeles Film School. Editing and Cinematography are one of my favorite tasks in the filmmaking process. I love crime documentaries, RomCom, and Horror films. Within my film projects, I am committed and productive with a drive for meeting creative goals and objectives. I value high quality, creativity, and details. As a student, I enjoyed making films and having fun editing the footage I shot for these projects.

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Director Statement

This is the first short film I created based on real events from my life experiences. I made this project for school and wore many hats in making this film, including being the main character of the story. This film has a $0 budget and used all my available resources and help from my fiance who takes the role of assistant in the camera operation, setting up the props and background design, and also portrayed the other actor in the story.