Tula Para sa Nang-iwan (A Poem for The One Who Left)

A young man keeps on coming back and searching for his loved-one at the place where they last met.

  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
  • Aldrin Daniel D. de la Paz
  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
  • Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
    Key Cast
    "Young Man"
  • Melissa E. Cuaderno
    Key Cast
  • Iccah de la Paz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 23, 2019
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  • Student Project:
  • CineMobile's Buhay Byahero Filmmaking Challenge

    Official Finalist
Director Biography - Vahn Leinard C. Pascual, Aldrin Daniel D. de la Paz

Vahn Leinard C. Pascual (born April 30, 2000) is a Filipino film director, producer, writer, and actor. He’s currently studying at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, taking Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking. Despite being a student, Pascual has already made more than twenty short films, so far, and most of them have been officially selected and won several awards in different film festivals worldwide. He was recognized as Film Ambassador at Film Ambassador's Night by the Film Development Council of the Philippines. And he was also awarded with Ani ng Dangal or "Harvest of Honors" by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, an agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.
Many of his works delve into the political and queer films. He is known for his film Sina Alexa, Xander at ang Universe (2020) which won several Best Picture awards in different film festivals and was officially part of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2020. His film Silang mga Naligaw sa Limot (2021) got an international award at the 14th Tbilisi Sunrise International Youth Film Festival—the first and longest-running youth film festival in Georgia. Pascual was also recognized by his film Alingasngas ng mga Kuliglig (2021) which received a co-production grant from the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ International Silent Film Festival Manila: Mit Out Sound, and later on, won the Best Picture award and got nominated for Best Director at the said prestigious event.

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Director Statement

Out of 200 people who applied, only 11 people were chosen, including me and my friend, for the CineMobile’s Buhay Byahero Filmmaking Challenge. We were given a concept two months before the shoot start and we have to think of a story with the theme “Buhay Byahero.” We, the 11 people, were divided into 5 groups (Team Katipunan Station, Team Cubao Station, Team Legarda Station, Team Santolan Station, and Team Recto Station) They lend us mobile lenses and gimbal, we also used our iPhones, and we have to shoot within 5 hours around LRT-2 Stations only.