Private Project

SUBIRAN NAMON (Our Fishing Boat)

Bantayan Island - a pristine fishing village located in the Visayan Sea and Tañon Strait-  is rapidly undergoing change because of the presence of many private resorts. These resorts deprive the local residents of their livelihood and have displaced a number of families.

Jared and Salome are high school classmates whose families are affected by the development happening on their island. They too will have to vacate their homes to give way to a modern resort. 

Jared is hell-bent on staying together with his mother. On the other hand, Salome accepts the fact that the only way out is to marry a foreigner and own a resort, a practice tolerated by families on the island. Jared does not approve of Salome’s decision. It reminds him of the fate of his mother who marries a foreigner then deserts her.

Conflict arises between Jared and Salome’s family who pushes her to marry a foreigner after high school to save them from their present predicament.

During a program in their school with their families and community members in attendance, Jared and Salome come up with an idea on how the fishing community can help each other to save the situation on their island.

  • Jai Shane Cañete
  • Jai Shane Cañete
  • Jai Shane Cañete
  • Jinri Layese
  • Louwela Pacilan
  • Shawn Roller
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  • Sarah Ilustrisimo
    Key Cast
  • Louwela Pacilan
    Key Cast
  • Steven Somosot
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2021
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    1,600 USD
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Director Biography - Jai Shane Cañete

Jai Shane Cañete is a licensed chemist and a published scientist. He is currently working as a writer and brainstormer in TV drama in the Philippines. He is part of Batch 22 of Ricky Lee's Film Scriptwriting Workshop, and one of the members of the first-ever Ricky Lee Script Lab.

He won best screenplays in Sinulog Film Festival 2019 and Nabunturan Independent Film Exhibition 2019. His story and screenplay "Dinner" was one of the top ten finalists of the first CineSpectra Short Film Festival 2019 in Metro Manila.

His play "Leave a Portion for Me, Alberto" was developed during the Cornelio Faigao Writer's Workshop in Drama and Performance 2016 mentored by Linda Faigao Hall. It was staged in the 2019 festival of Cebuano plays and was published in a book in 2021.

He also directed and wrote passion plays in Bantayan Island, Cebu for seven years.

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