Prinsesa

(USA) A father is conflicted over the gender-identity questions of his young son.
Inspired by the Singkil dance of the Philippines, with performances by Likha Pilipino Dance Troupe, and featuring an original Kulintang-fusion music score.

{FESTIVAL FAVORITE: Palm Springs LGBT}; {FRAMELINE 38}; {PARIS SHORT FILM FEST}

As seen On Voice Of America; AsianWeek; Philippine News; GMA News

  • Drew Stephens
    Director
    Nanay's Lullaby; Viewer Discretion Advised: Tape 96; Slightly Super
  • Drew Stephens
    Writer
  • Conrad Panganiban
    Writer
  • Emmanuel Romero
    Writer
  • Mano Chui-Stephens
    Producer
  • Ilena Ferrer
    Producer
  • Anchila Canoy-Monks
    Producer
  • George Naylor
    Producer
  • Patrick Silvestre
    Key Cast
  • Lucas Javier
    Key Cast
  • Melvign Badiola
    Key Cast
  • Mahalya Paz Kim
    Key Cast
  • Marc Abrigo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FRAMELINE 38
    San Francisco, CA
    June 22, 2014
  • Paris Short Film Festival
    Paris, France
    May 7, 2015
    France
  • Berlin Asia Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 9, 2016
  • Cebu International Film Festival
    Cebu, Philippines
    August 15, 2015
    Philippines Premiere
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    November 14, 2014
  • Diwa Filipino Film Showcase
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    June 4, 2016
  • Q! Film Festival: Jakarta
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    September 16, 2015
  • Big Island Hawaii Film Festival
    Kona
    May 22, 2014
    WORLD PREMIERE
  • Kashish LGBT Film Festival: Mumbai
    Mumbai India
    May 24, 2014
    INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
  • Vancouver Out on Screen
    Vancouver BC Canada
    August 18, 2014
    Canadian Premiere
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival
    Melbourne, Australia
    March 13, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
    Toronto Canada
    September 4, 2014
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Ft Lauderdale, FL
    November 7, 2014
    East Coast USA Premiere
  • Barcelona International Film Awards
    Barcelona Spain
    July 1, 2014
    {Castell Award}
  • Mexico Intl Film Awards
    Mexico
    August 1, 2014
    {Silver Palm Award}
  • Tampa Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    Tampa, FL
    October 4, 2014
    Florida Premiere
  • Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    September 19, 2014
    {FESTIVAL FAVORITE}
  • Columbus International Film + Video Festival
    Columbus, OH
    November 16, 2014
  • Yogyakarta Special Screening
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    October 11, 2014
    Indonesia Premiere
  • Phnom Penh Special Screening
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    November 22, 2014
    Cambodia Premiere
  • Zinegoak: Bilbao Intl LGBT Film Festival
    Bilbao, Spain
    January 29, 2015
    Spain Premiere
  • Holly Shorts Monthly Screening Series
    Hollywood, CA
    March 12, 2015
  • MIX Mexico: LGBT Film Festival
    Mexico City, Mexico
    May 29, 2015
    Mexico Premiere
    Opening Film
  • Valencia LGBT Film Festival
    Valencia, Spain
    May 10, 2015
  • North Carolina LGBT Film Festival
    Durham, NC
    August 15, 2015
  • Scary Cow Short Film Showcase (Preview)
    San Francisco, CA
    March 1, 2014
    Member's Screening
    {MEMBER'S AWARD}, {BEST VISUAL FX}, {Oustanding Writing}, {Outstanding Art Direction}
  • PFLAG Special Screening
    San Jose, CA
    United States
    November 9, 2016
Director Biography - Drew Stephens

DREW STEPHENS was a pioneering member of IBC-TV (True Visions) in Thailand, and the original host & segment producer for Electric City LGBT TV in San Francisco. He is the award-winning director of “Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96)” and “Slightly Super.”

More recently, Drew has been instrumental in Scary Cow Film Productions, a unique filmmaking co-op providing networking and technical resources to aspiring indie filmmakers.

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Director Statement

Traditional tales are an important part of passing down the colorful stories and lessons of our ancestors, and a wonderful tool for emphasizing our historical culture and morals. But what if our children don't see themselves in the roles of ancient times? What if our young girls don't relate to the "damsel in distress," or if our young boy prefers graceful dancing and pretty costumes? Parents who can adapt to these awkward real life lessons and support and love their children unconditionally are like superheroes to me!