Ikay

A young girl named Ikay can't play with her dolls properly because there are things that keep on flashing back inside her memories.

  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
    Director
  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
    Writer
  • Alea Hedeliza B. Dygico
    Writer
  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
    Producer
  • Anya Emerita B. Dygico
    Key Cast
    "Ikay"
  • Melissa E. Cuaderno
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
    Key Cast
    "Father"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Thriller, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Tagalog
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Far Eastern University Manila
  • U-Henyo Media Summit Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • U-Henyo Media Summit Film Festival

    People's Choice Award
  • U-Henyo Media Summit Film Festival

    Special Jury Award
  • Short+Sweet Manila Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Short+Sweet Manila Film Festival

    Top 14 Finalists
  • Kabataan at Karapatan Film Festival 2021

    Philippines
    Official Selection
  • Kabataan at Karapatan Film Festival 2021

    Philippines
    Best Advocacy Film
Director Biography - Vahn Leinard C. Pascual

Vahn Leinard C. Pascual is a student from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, currently taking his course Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking. He is very passionate when it comes to filmmaking. If he is not acting, you’ll see him directing or producing short films and so far, most of them have been officially selected and won several awards in different film festivals.

He claimed that filmmaking is one of his escapes from the ordinary world, because in making films he has the capability to create his own sphere, characters, and new stories straight from his imagination.

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Director Statement

Using only a single shot and frame paired with intricate and dynamic sound and dialogues, “Ikay” sends a clear message on how domestic violence impacts a child’s development and safety. From a seemingly simple playtime scenario, the film quickly escalates into something more drastic and heavy as it explores the theme of protection from abuse, violence, and neglect, as well as parental responsibilities in its brief but impactful few minutes.