Fruits Of Your Labor

  • Director

    Britney Bautista

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 13:29

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

OVER THE FENCE: 7 stories about getting to where you must go.

April 23, 2024 @ 9:30PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre


Fruits of Your Labor is a Sci-Fi Coming-of-Age film about a 17-year-old TikTok influencer who leaves her glamorous life behind when she switches bodies with local fruit vendor Marisol Aguilar, by the fate of one magical mango.


Britney Bautista, Director
Britney Bautista, Writer
Kaela Francesca, Producer
Josephine Chang, Key Cast, “Carly”
Angela De Marie, Key Cast, “Marisol”
Ames Astronomo, Key Cast, “Daisy”

Director Statement

My primary goal in making this film is to highlight the beautiful and vibrant Filipino community that flourishes within the neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens. Filipinos like myself are not normally seen on screen and I really wanted to change that.

Furthermore, I wanted to comment on how the increase in gentrification and transplants is pushing out the smaller independently owned businesses primarily run by immigrants. Immigrants are essential to New York City, bringing food, culture, music, and love to an otherwise stale city. I hope to pay homage to them as well as my Filipino community.

Director Biography

Britney Bautista is a Filipino-American director and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York.

Throughout her artistic journey, Britney explores different genres of film including narrative, documentary, dance, and fashion. Apart from her work as a director and editor, she is extremely passionate about cinematography and has taken the role of DP on a multitude of short films, branded content, and documentaries.

Impassioned by the power of filmmaking, Britney aims to send a message to her viewers and spread awareness about a certain social or political issue through her unique, emotional storytelling. Furthermore, Britney hopes to empower young women like herself and give a voice to Asian American women who are often underrepresented in the film industry. Filipino culture, anthropology, and feminism are all recurring themes within Britney’s work.

Her work has won many awards and has been screened at festivals/theaters throughout the US, including AMC Theater Times Square and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in California. She is a winner of Dolby Digital’s Finish The Script Competition and a recipient of the 2021 Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship and the 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship.