Lolo Always Said to Keep Running

Living in an abusive home, Clementine struggles to find their own sense of freedom away from the noise. Lacking a sense of belonging, they reminisce on the last voicemails and final moments spent with their Lolo, who taught them the freedom that came with running together before he passed away.

  • Nathan Flores
    1000 Paper Cranes, Memories of Youth, To All That We Are, Aria
  • Nathan Flores
    1000 Paper Cranes, Memories of Youth, To All That We Are, Aria
  • Aries De Vera
    Aria, Time
  • Ritvick Mehra
    Lover Boy's Little Dream, Wonderland, The Flower Movie
  • Cary Davies
    The Ice Road, Champions, Fatal Friend Request, Diaspora
  • Kristian Cahatol
    Key Cast
    To All That We Are, 1000 Paper Cranes, Memories of Youth, Eli
  • Celso Serrano
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Tagalog
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  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9, 1.33:1
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Director Biography - Nathan Flores

Nathan Flores is a Filipino-Canadian Filmmaker, Cinematographer, and Artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Growing up, Nathan always took an interest in artistic pursuits such as drawing and photography but developed an interest in filmmaking at the age of 14 after being inspired by a close friend’s work and seeing the work of many other influential artists. Further following his pathway into filmmaking throughout high school, Nathan worked on personal and freelance projects such as short films, YouTube videos, and client work. Now, Nathan works in the industry doing work as a Colourist and Assistant Editor on TV Shows and feature/ short films, to working on set as a Camera Assistant, Cinematographer, Director, and more. Having created his own short films, Nathan has participated in multiple festivals and has received multiple awards and nominations, one of which was nominated for an award in Student Cinematography at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ Annual 64th Awards in late 2021. Nathan admires the world of art around him and continues to aim to create and collaborate on strong, emotional stories that connect deeply to their audiences as he progresses further into his career as an artist.

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Director Statement

Art is poetry in motion. I enjoy studying the art of life, finding stories in the world around me. When working on Memories of Youth, I knew that I wanted to explore the art of human emotion and the relationship between one’s present-day self to their younger inner-child, and the important, soulful connection between the two. It was super important to me that this was a film that was not only seen but also felt. My biggest goal as an artist is to make art that creates feeling and can find a piece within one’s own self that they did not know was there. I’m inspired by the works of artists that create from feeling, because it tells me that their art comes from something bigger than themselves. Artists and collectives such as Bradford Young, Rina Yang, D Smoke, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Wong Fu Productions, all inspire me to curate stories that come from within. The beauty of art is each individual has their own unique stories and experiences in life that are just as significant as anybody else’s on earth. Each story is a peak into one part of the bigger picture, and as an artist, it’s important to me to share my part of that one big picture.