Kahungkagan

In a quiet desolated hillside, lives a young lady who gets by on carrots and cigarettes. She waits for the scheduled trip of the ration jeep on a marked calendar. She stands by a tree on a hill every day with her rifle, with only one bullet left, and makes sure the ration jeep does not pass by too early. Days on end she goes home alone to her house, a run down barn. She talks to herself
questioning her abilities, inner strength, and the meaning of life. One day, several hours before
nightfall, 2 drunkards approached to take advantage of her. She doesn’t want to use her last bullet
because she’s reserving it for the hijacking/robbery of the ration jeep, her only source of food. In
the end, she used the gun to scare them till they flee. She goes home mauled. She doubts if life is
still worth enduring. The next day, she takes the last carrot she has and goes to the hillside. One of
the drunkards returns to take revenge. While defending herself from the drunkard she hears the ration jeep approaching. She slowly becomes helpless. Fortunately, the ration jeep stops and the jeep driver is seen pissing on the roadside. When she is about to lose the jeep and be killed/raped by the drunkard, another lady with the same face, clothes and hair, appears with the weapon and hits the drunkard. The drunkard passes out, the 2nd lady aims for the drunkard despite hearing the ration jeep move out of sight. Their decision whether to kill the drunkard or hijack the jeep is unknown. One lady chomps on a carrot and the other one blows out cigarette smoke.

  • Andrea Geronimo
    Director
  • Andrea Geronimo
    Writer
  • Andrei Santos
    Writer
  • Andrea Geronimo
    Producer
  • Alexa Geronimo
    Key Cast
    "Q"
  • Johnny Maglinao
    Key Cast
    "Dak"
  • Gabriel Advincula
    Key Cast
    "Gob/jog"
  • Xavier Bustamante
    Production Designer
  • Owa Relevo
    Sound Design
  • Andrea Geronimo
    Editor
  • Paolo Bertola
    Colorist
  • Knightwing
    Cinematographer
  • Anjelica Geronimo
    Production Manager
  • Marcdave Alexis Olalia
    Costume Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,054 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Tagalog
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Black Beret Competition
    Quezon
    Philippines
    December 7, 2018
  • Lift-Off Global Sessions June 2019

    June 23, 2019
    Online
    Official Selection
  • Qunidici - Duemila30
    Milan
    Italy
    Shortlisted
Director - Andrea Geronimo