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Limbo is a short film that will attempt to capture a day in the life of a poor young boy named Anton from Malabon who is seemingly stuck in a toxic cycle of finding food and luck.

The highlight of the film is the hypersensitive, almost comical oral narration that will describe Anton's daily expedition — from the time he would usually start it, his realities, his expectations, grumbling stomach, unspoken hopes, and how he would eventually end up in the same exact location where he came from that morning.

It will eventually be revealed that more than food, Anton is just really looking for luck, realizing in his own simple way the role it plays on people's lives.

  • Luke Miraflor
  • Mads Miraflor
  • Brilliant Jerk production
  • Zack Serrano
    Key Cast
  • Son De Vera
    Key Cast
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    11 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,150 USD
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  • CCP Gawad Alternatibo Official Selection
    August 3, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Flickerfest film Festival
    January 10, 2020
    Australian Premiere
    ASEAN Region Best short film: Finalist
  • Lift off Session 2020
    United Kingdom
    February 17, 2020
  • Hollywood, Los Angeles City
    United States
    August 15, 2020
    United States Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New York City
    United States
    March 4, 2020
Director Biography - Luke Miraflor

John Luke Miraflor was born in Malabon, Philippines. He is the 2nd born of Victoria Bagtas (Mother) and Medel Miraflor (Father).
A filmmaker, photographer and a multimedia artist. He is currently working as a director and multimedia artist in a publishing company in the Philippines while finishing his Masters in Media Studies major in Film at the University of the Philippines Diliman. A versatile creative, he worked in the advertising world as a graphic designer for a time after getting his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the East, Philippines. His favorite director is Quentin Tarantino.

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Director Statement

The philosophical idea of determinism is prevalent in my works, but as I delve deeper into the concept, I find myself questioning the role of luck in its narrative.

Luck is a potent narrative disruptor, beyond our control and bending the course of events. In the film "Limbo," we witness the interplay of determinism, only to be challenged and disrupted by this unpredictable force (Luck)."Limbo" takes us on an adventure with a young boy, fighting to alter his preordained fate, pushing against the boundaries of what's destined.