Self-Portrait

"Self-Portrait" follows the story of a filmmaker's struggle to tell his beloved father the truth about himself through a narration of his memories with him.

  • Adrian Karl Obenque Maquilan
    Director
  • Erika Winkler
    Producer
  • Adrian Karl Obenque Maquilan
    Key Cast
  • Ben Zaida
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Theatre and Film Arts
Director Biography - Adrian Karl Obenque Maquilan

Adrian Maquilan is a 26-year-old Filipino graphic designer and filmmaker currently based in Manila, Philippines. He graduated BA Film from the University of The Philippines Diliman and received MA Cinematography diploma under an Erasmus+ Program called Viewfinder which is a consortium of three universities from Hungary, Ireland, and Estonia which are SZFE, IADT, and BFM, respectively. ​

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Director Statement

"Self-portrait" is a very intimate film but there is also a sense of universality in this personal film. At some point in our lives we are caged by fear of 'something' which comes in many forms. I just hope one day that we will all face what hinders our happiness without the world trying to take away our self-identity.