Private Project

No Man is An Island

A Muslim terrorist group in Philippines are about to behead two Korean tourists; a cult leader and a sex tourist. A thirty five-minute one shot movie using smartphone presents how both terrorism and fraud religion manipulate the people for material and ideological aims.

  • Nash Ang
  • Uel Ceballos
    Seoul Mates
  • Jiseok Lim
    Rich Dead Poor Dead
  • Cristina Pacres
  • Geon Go
    Key Cast
  • Suho Kim
    Key Cast
  • Roderick Alo
    Key Cast
  • Jon Ponciano
    Key Cast
  • Jastine Espiritu
    Key Cast
  • Ramil Santos
    Production Design
  • Liezl Alo
    Casting Manager
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Political Drama, Religon
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    Iphone 6S
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Nash Ang

Nash Ang is a Filipino film maker based in Seoul, South Korea. He is pursuing Masters in Filmmaking, Major in Directing at the Korea National University of Arts.
He won the Best Film in the 1st South East Asian Documentary Awards 2010 held in Thailand for his first film. In the same year, he was also awarded as the Grand Prize winner of the ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition 2010 which was held in South Korea.
He won the Best Director Award at the 13th Pyongyang International Film Festival 2012 at Pyongyang, North Korea. His recent documentary entitled "PARAISO" won as The Best Film Award in 21st Cine Eco Film Festival 2015 in Portugal.
And because of his persistence in upholding Filipino artistic excellence in the International Film Scene, he is one of awardee of the 2011 and 2016 “Ani ng Dangal” for Cinema grantee in the Philippines.

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Director Statement

Koreans remain the easy target of cult associations that named their sect as the “new religion”. These groups milked their prey for financial contributions, abusing the concept of “salvation” to recruit as many as possible. The increasing membership serves as the catalytic forces that push these sects to do more peculiar and evil deeds. What troubling the most, is the main idea that they use the "modified christianity" not only to gain money but to molest its members, mostly leading to what they justified as unforced sexual interactions between the willing members of their church.

“No Man is an Island” is a one take short film that brought one of these cult leaders to the Philippines. It’s an exposition of how they lured their victims into their “heavenly world” of salvation; how they prey on innocent children and poverty stricken provinces. The story is set in the southernmost major island of the Philippines where the Abu Sayyaf group reigns.

Abu Sayyaf is a militant group in Mindanao, engaging in an insurgency for an independent province in the country. The group is notorious for carrying out violent attacks and capturing foreign tourists as their hostages. Designated as terrorist group by UN, Abu Sayyaf rebels have also pledged allegiance with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

In the midst of global crisis, “No Man is an Island” presents to us the face of both terrorism and fraud religion. On how these two manipulative acts prey on the people for material and ideological aims. In a 33 minute short film, “No Man is an Island” covers two significantly alarming issues, which continue to degrade the moral of humanity.