Private Project

Unexpected Stay

A short film about the day in the life of an elderly Filipino during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ryan Ortega
  • Ryan Ortega
  • Fortunato Ortega
    Key Cast
  • Edgar Ortega
    Key Cast
  • Reina Ortega
    Key Cast
  • Julia Ortega
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Ortega
    Key Cast
  • Nerissa Villavestre
    Key Cast
  • Susan Ronquillo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
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  • Language:
    English, Other, Tagalog
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ateneo de Manila University
Director Biography - Ryan Ortega

Currently a student at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines.

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Director Statement

This little film was made for a filmmaking class. It was inspired by my professor, who was stranded in Sydney, Australia when quarantine was imposed. As a result, she taught the class from there. My grandfather is going through the exact same thing, having come from the United States to celebrate his 90th birthday when lockdowns began. This film is about him.