A NIGHT’S JOURNEY

  • Director

    Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio

  • Country, Year, Length

    Philippines, 2020, 15:00

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Digital

  • Festival Year

    2021

Synopsis

A blind girl endures daily abuse by her father by keeping her pet dog by her side and using her imagination to seek comfort in another place.

Credits

Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio – DirectorSchool Service, Area, Laut, Child Haus
Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio – Writer
Ferdinand Lapuz – Producer
Dexter Dominguez – Producer
Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio – Producer
Teri Onor – “Tonio”
Jane Kelly Nuyad – “Rosa”

Director Statement

I made this small film as my love letter to lost innocence, for isn’t it sad and ironic that the children and the animals, who most deserve our love and protection, are the most deprived of that love and protection and are the easiest to victimize?

Director Biography

Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio started as a music video director for Filipino top singers.
Then he helmed many TV shows, and he directed commercial films “Pangarap Kong Ibigan Ka,” “Lovestruck,” and Annie B.”
His first independent feature, “Asintado (Between The Eyes),” won the Best Children’s Film at the 2015 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, while Child Haus was Best Children’s Film in Dhaka in 2016.
Laut won Best Actress and Special Mention at the 2016 Oporto International Film Festival and Special Jury for Direction at the 2016 World Premieres Film Festival – Asean Skies program in Manila.
Area won for him the Special Jury Prize at the 12th Eurasia International Film Festival in Kazakhstan, Jury Prize at the 2017 Houston International Film Festival, Best Director at the 2017 ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards, and a Bronze Medal Award for Directing at the New York Festivals of Films and Television.