Private Project

We Do Not Exist Here

In an undisclosed period of Philippine history, women take a vote to collectively allow a mysterious contraption called The Stick

  • Anna Miguel Cervantes
    Director, Writer, Production Design
  • Origane Films
    Producer
  • Quennie Lyne Demoral
    Key Cast
  • Earl Autida
    Key Cast
  • Princess Taroza
    Cinematographer
  • Raphael Meting
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Wala Mi Diri
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 19 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Language:
    Cebuano, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Before Anna Miguel Cervantes became a full-time freelance
writer and filmmaker, her involvements were in peacebuilding
efforts and children’s rights.

Her first foray into film was Baboy Halas: Wailings in the Forest
(2016) by Bagane Fiola, which has been numerously nominated
in the biggest film festivals in the country and abroad. She has
extensively written about the experience and its relation to regional cinema; the article can be found in arts & culture anthology Traffic Vol. 2 (2018). She was the Production Manager for Panon (2016) by Glorypearl Dy. Her first engagement with Production Design was nominated in the 2018 Mindanao Film Festival for the film Pulangui (2018) by Bagane Fiola.

She is the proprietor of The Panagtagbo (www.thepanagtagbo.com), and is a co-organizer
for the Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival. She is based in Davao City.

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Director Statement

The film is an exploration of possibilities. It is an attempt to portray the placid dawn of a personal revolution. It is a personal note on the struggle—the eternal struggle.