Private Project

Sonata Maria

A story of loss, madness and redemption set in a modern day landscape of Davao City, and adapting a surrealist vibe, it is an intellectual treat, a visual poetry and music for the lost soul.

  • Bagane Fiola
    Director
    Wailings in the Forest
  • Bagane Fiola
    Writer
    Wailings in the Forest
  • Bagane Fiola
    Producer
    Wailings in the Forest
  • Raphael Meting
    Producer
    Wailings in the Forest
  • Mark Limbaga
    Producer
    Wailings in the Forest
  • Johnny Hager
    Key Cast
    “Ramon Bonifacio”
    Ave (Bird of History
  • PK Whitmer
    Key Cast
    “Maria”
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Philippines
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Winner of YCC Film Desk Best First Feature Film
    Quezon City
    Philippines
Director Biography - Bagane Fiola

Bagane Fiola is a filmmaker from Mindanao, in southern Philippines. His second feature film Baboy Halas (Wailings in the Forest) was selected under the Bright Future non-competition section of the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017. It won the NETPAC Jury Price award during its World Premiere at the QCinema International Film Festival held in Manila Philippines in 2016. Recently, the film was given a Special Newcomer Award at the Internationales Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany in October 2017. Fiola is the founder and festival director of the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival, the first and only genre film festival in the Philippines. His previous works include the film Sonata Maria, which won Best First Film at the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines 2014, and several short films, which have been exhibited in various regional film festivals. (from Kaleido Asia Collaborative Film Program Southeast Asia and Japan 2018 by Jay Rosas).

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Director Statement

Serendipity formed this film.

The immense passion of the remarkable people seen in this film and those working behind it, and the unwitting affairs that became favourable to its story and its creation all cosmically converged to help complete this film. This may be telling us that…

Magic does happen in filmmaking.