The Inkredibol Journey of Poy

Poy, a teenage boy with autism, ventures alone with his imaginary friend in finding "Happy Land" after being abandoned by his elder sister at a bus terminal.

  • Keanne Marie Laguna Jandusay
  • Keanne Marie Laguna Jandusay
  • Eirol June Alison Ochea
    Key Cast
  • Hyaross Garbosa
    Key Cast
  • Katharenna Mae Enolba
    Key Cast
    "Ms. Wiggles"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Adventure, Family, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Cebu Normal University
Director Biography - Keanne Marie Laguna Jandusay

Keanne Marie Jandusay, an aspiring filmmaker studying at Cebu Normal University, is known for her award-winning short film "Magdalena" which garnered Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress awards at the CineMaria Film Festival in 2017. While her success in the festival highlighted her proficiency in a specific style, Keanne is also actively exploring various other styles and techniques in filmmaking.

Driven by her passion for storytelling, Keanne constantly seeks to expand her creative horizons. She delves into different genres and experiments with diverse approaches, aiming to broaden her artistic repertoire and challenge her own boundaries as a filmmaker. By venturing into various styles, she is able to develop a versatile skill set and bring fresh perspectives to her work.

Keanne's commitment to exploring different styles in filmmaking is evident in her active participation in workshops, seminars, and collaborations with fellow filmmakers. She values the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and exchange ideas with peers, as this enriches her understanding of different cinematic techniques and enhances her ability to create captivating narratives.

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Director Statement

As the director of "The Inkredibol Journey of Poy," I want to share my deep passion and heartfelt connection to this project. This film holds a special place in my heart as I embark on a mission to capture the profound essence of individuals with autism and the extraordinary power of love within sibling relationships.

Through Poy's character, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum, I am driven to portray the intricate beauty and unique perspective he possesses. It is my sincerest desire to authentically depict Poy's world as seen through his own eyes – his boundless imagination, the innocent joy he finds in the simplest of things. This film is not only meant to entertain but to enlighten and bring awareness to the diverse experiences of individuals living with autism.

In parallel, I aim to explore Julie's journey, Poy's loving sister, as she navigates her own emotions and responsibilities. The complexities of their sibling bond will be at the forefront, delving into the challenges they face, the frustrations they encounter, and ultimately the transformative power of unconditional love and understanding. Through Julie's growth, my aspiration is to convey a powerful message of acceptance, highlighting the profound impact that empathy and support can have on individuals and families touched by autism.

Visually, I envision "The Inkredibol Journey of Poy" as an immersive and captivating experience. Through meticulous cinematography, I seek to juxtapose the vibrant, bustling city with the calm, vivid world of Poy's imagination. It is my hope that these visuals will evoke genuine emotions and immerse the audience in a cinematic journey that lingers in their hearts long after they leave the theater.

The ultimate goal of this film is to foster empathy, understanding, and acceptance for individuals living with autism. I yearn to challenge societal misconceptions, spark meaningful conversations, and cultivate a more compassionate society. By showcasing the transformative power of love, forgiveness, and embracing the unique qualities that make each individual special, I firmly believe that "The Inkredibol Journey of Poy" has the potential to deeply touch hearts, inspire change, and ignite a collective desire for a more inclusive world.

With unwavering commitment, I am wholeheartedly dedicated to bringing this vision to life. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to share this deeply personal story with the world. Together with my passionate and talented team, we embark on a creative journey that honors the lived experiences of individuals with autism and celebrates the unbreakable bonds of family.