Private Project

Farewell to Sunrise

Farewell to Sunrise is a narrative of an emotional state. It is the “story” a girl, at a difficult stage of growing up, expressed in muted colours and stick figures of dogs and girls talking with each other. The haunting episodes of girl scribbling on her desk, going to the bathroom or running in the rain with sole and constant companion, a black dog that neither barks nor whine impresses a deep psychological tension to the complexity of human emotion, especially that of a young girl.

  • Allan C. Balberona
  • Jelena J. Balberona
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2016
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Allan C. Balberona

Studied cinematography at Mowelfund Film Institute (Philippines) in 2003.

Worked as a professor in film editing at Asia Pacific Film Institute. 2008

Founder of Bakunawa Productions.

Amongst his works include:

As Writer and Director:

Invisible Town, Creative documentary - Feature
"Alaalang Walang Malay" (Unconscious Memory) - Feature
“Damgo Sang Kalisud” (Melancholic Dream) – Short

As Cinematographer:
“Cowboy Country” (Australia) Directed by David Griggs – Feature Length (status: post-production)

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