Private Project


An old man living alone attempts to break the chain of confinement by assembling a feast for himself. As the time breaks in stagnation, a comrade awaits to accompany him in the celebration.

  • Sophie Casasola
  • Sophie Casasola
  • Sophie Casasola
  • Rodrigo Casasola
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 25, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, MPEG-4
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Far Eastern University
  • Video Home Festival
    October 4, 2020
    Philippines and International
    Official Selection, Best Cinematography
Distribution Information
  • Binge Wave
    Country: Philippines
    Rights: Pay Per View
Director Biography - Sophie Casasola

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Director Statement

Sophie Casasola is an advocacy student-filmmaker from Far Eastern University taking Bachelor of Arts in Communication under the Digital Cinema track. She is currently the Associate Creative Director of the premier film organization of the said university, the FEU Film Society. As a cinematographer, most of the productions she has worked for acquired selection and recognition in local and international film festivals such as “Press Pause and Play” (2019) in Viddsee Juree Philippines and Piling Obrang Vidyo XV, “Eklipse” in Ika-32 Gawad Alternatibo; “Siklo” (2020) in Video Home Festival and “Naraniag A Bulan” (2020) in which she was granted with the Best Cinematography Award for both of the festivals.

She made her directorial and writing debut in 2020 with her short films focusing on human conditions from the margins: “Ang Sigaw sa Hardin ng Digma” (2020) that bagged Best Cineminuto Short Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Audience Choice and Best Application of Theories in Cinema during the July 27 awarding ceremonies in Far Eastern University’s Department of Communication’s Likhang Mulat; “Siklo” (2020) and “Sa Ibayo ng Pagtangis” co-directed by Le Anne Flores and Francis Tavas also marked its nominations and awards from Video Home Festival, Gawad Balangaw, Cinemata and Silipt@Lente’s Realifilm film festivals.

Casasola aims to advocate for the marginalized sectors through marginal echoes in film and street photography, as she believes that resistance through cinema is an ideology-carrying instrument of immense power to challenge the status quo that contributes in attaining social awareness and collective change.