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The Receptionist and The Housekeeper

During the pandemic, two senior citizens survive and continue to entertain guests in a local lodge in Eastern Visayas, Philippines.

  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Noriel Morales Jarito
  • Caridad Morales
    Key Cast
    "The Receptionist"
  • Joan Surio
    Key Cast
    "The Housekeeper"
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    6 minutes 39 seconds
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    May 14, 2021
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Distribution Information
  • Filmhub
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Noriel Morales Jarito

Noriel M. Jarito is a recipient of two CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) independent film competition awards for BA’T ‘MAN (Why?), 2nd Prize – 2009 and BINGO, honorable mention – 2008. He is the Samar/Leyte coorninator and delegate to Cinema Rehiyon film festival since 2010. His 2nd full-length film titled HURAMENTADO (Oath to Die) won awards - Jury Choice Award from 5th Delhi International Film Festival. Omega Prize and Special Mention in Film Editing from CIM-Sueca International Film Festival in Spain. Special Jury Award in 2016 4-Chances International Film Festival-Germany Edition. His first full-length film RINDIDO (Deranged) was one of the finalists in the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) 1st ever digital category held in December 2010 and was shown in Metro Manila movie houses. His short film about his town Pambujan – KAKAWTI KAABTIK KAPALTIK (Fall, Rise and Fool) named one of the best short films of 2010 by lilokpelikula.com. ABA’T ARR! a documentary about water conservation won 2nd Prize in 1st Climate Change Commission Short Film Competition (2010). His documentary BINGO competed in 13th Lyon Asian Film Festival (France, 2007) and Babelgum online film festival. His first short film OFW: BAGONG BAYANI O BALIW NA BAYANI (New Heroes or Mad Heroes) was a finalist in 2nd PBO-Viva Films Digitales (2008) and was shown in national cable; competed in 11th Int’l Panorama of Independent Filmmakers (Greece, 2009), Tehran 11th Int’l Short Film Festival (Iran, 2006). He graduated Fine Arts major in advertising from Far Eastern University, Manila in 1993 and worked as a Graphic Designer in Saudi Arabia for international ad agencies from 1996 to 2001. Born (June 18, 1972) and raised in Pambujan, Northern Samar where he lives with his wife Tina and stepson Kim.

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Director Statement

This is one of my personal documentary films about the pandemic, happening in my native land Eastern Visayas, Philippines.