Experiencing Interruptions?


A woman silently struggles to live her life alone.

  • Jean Gabriel T. Pacis
  • Marie Irish Ton
  • Jean Gabriel Pacis
  • Marie Irish Tob
  • Chrisabe Anne Regaton
  • Jayelle Vinluan
  • Jamie Salonga
  • Marie Irish Ton
    Key Cast
  • Chrisabe Anne Regaton
  • Jayelle Vinluan
  • Jamie Salonga
    Production Manager
  • Jean Gabriel Pacis
    Sound Designer and Musical Scorer
  • Jean Gabriel Pacis
    Story By
  • Guryon Media
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    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    60 USD
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  • Ika-anim na Gawad Alon Para Sa Pelikula 2017
    March 7, 2017
    Philippine Premiere
    Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing, Independent Spirit Award
  • CCP Gawad Alternatibo Para sa Pelikula at Video 2017
    August 5, 2017
  • Hidden Cinema: 100Plus Films for a Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema
    Makati City
    August 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Women of Films (CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival)
    Iloilo city
    March 17, 2017
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jean Gabriel T. Pacis


Jean Gabriel Tolentino Pacis is a young visual artist and filmmaker from the city of Navotas who was born on October 7, 1996. She finished her degree in Bachelor of Mass Communication at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 2017.

Jean, as called by her friends and workmates, is a multi-awarded film director, writer, cinematographer, and editor whose directing style is challenging the norm.

Movie critics and enthusiasts acclaimed her outstanding works for their carefully-crafted editing and exquisite storytelling. Because of her dedication and craftsmanship, she was proclaimed as the 2017 Best Director of the Term, the highest award given to the most excellent filmmaker of the whole term, when she was then a student-director at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Her film, "I." (2017), received the most winnings with 10 awards including Best Film and Best Director in both Filmmaker's Choice and Jury's Choice categories during the Ika-6 na Gawad Alon para sa Pelikula 2017. The movie was an official entry to 29th Gawad CCP Alternatibo para sa Pelikula (Short Experimental Category) during Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017.

On the other hand, her other film, "Elizabeth" (2017), received 9 awards including Best Film and Best Director during the Takutan sa Araw ng mga Puso Horror Short Film Festival 2017. The movie was praised due to its impressive execution and unwarranted production value.

In 2017 also, "I." was chosen to be one of the films exhibited at Ayala Museum during the Hidden Cinema Congress: 100 Plus Films for a Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema alongside the works of award-winning Filipino filmmakers, including the National Artist and Father of Philippine Independent Cinema, Kidlat Tahimik.

Both films were screened in Cinematheque, Iloilo when she was featured as one of the "Women of Films'' during the CineKasimanwa Western Visayas Film Festival. Those films were also screened during the Yabang Pinoy District 1308: Arts Festival in Blue Bay Walk Open Air Cinema in 2018.

She also successfully made it to the 30th Gawad CCP Alternatibo para sa Pelikula (Short Experimental Category). Her official entry "Mulat" (2018) was screened during Cinemalaya Film Festival 2018.

Joining the first Eureka! Flash Pitching of CCP Gawad Alternatibo 2019, she won the Best Pitch for Documentary Category for her story, "PsorHigh" at Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Also in 2019, she was a finalist of “Buhay Byahero: Mobile Filmmaking Challenge” by Mobile Filmmaking Philippines and Kase Philippines, with her music video entry featuring the song “Lumayo Ka Na Sa Akin” by rising indie artist Andrej Agas. Her film "I." once again was recognized as a finalist of Short+Sweet Film Festival Hollywood-Manila as one of the finalists and earned the Viewer's Choice Award.

Among her other works are: “#RealMan” (2015), finalist, UN Women Padayon Short Film Festival; "Regalo” (2016), featured film in World Premiere of Gawad Alon para sa Pelikula 2016; “Kuwadrado” (2016), a short documentary about an old ex-con who was living alone in a sidewalk; “JuanLilikha” (2016), a short documentary about Filipino student inventors who were recognized internationally; “Payback” (2017); “Nars” (2017); “3rd Degree” (2018) which was a finalist of Pioneer Street Market Short Film Contest; and the lastest was "Magpadayon" (2020), a short mobile spoken-word film which was produced during the start of the pandemic. It was featured in the online film festival of Ika-7 Gawad Alon para sa Pelikula 2020.

She also made music videos for independent music artists like “Wa Kuyapi” (2018) by JustMikedIn, an award-winning song from Ateneo de Davao University, and “Yakap” (2020) by Lem David under Bandmate Distro. These were made along with several promotional videos and online music launches of some rising music artists.

Aside from films, she is also well-versed in the theater. She was the technical director of the highly-acclaimed one-act play "Pepe Ko,” which was awarded as the Best Play during Astetiko 2015.

Direk Jean also worked as the Creative Director of Lee Boutique Hotel, responsible for its intuitive and witty marketing campaigns from 2017 to 2018. She was the former Media Director of Saranggola Productions, a rising multimedia organization. In 2018, she co-founded and started to lead Guryon Media, a team of passionate alternative filmmakers and online content creators that aim to provide wider platforms for indie music and poetry artists in the Philippines. She is directing the “Kwentita” podcast, “Get To Know More” vlogs, “Pajama Sessions'' music segment, and other online contents and events.

Recently, she became the Creative Director of Downorth Musique Group, an independent record label distributed by Warner Music Philippines; under DMG are several sub-label that help indie artists by distributing their songs into different streaming platforms worldwide.

Aside from her freelance works as an editor and videographer for some media productions, she is currently developing some projects including short films, music videos, and documentary episodes.

As of the moment, she is working as a segment producer for the special assignments teams of GMA News, one of the Philippines' respected broadcasting networks known as GMA Network, Inc.

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Director Statement

There are millions of people around the world, but you are still living alone.

Sometimes, when we don't have anyone to lean on, we become the hero of ourselves; silently but bravely facing all the challenges in life full of courage, despite the loneliness and weaknesses that we have inside. At the end of the day, we need to keep going no matter what.