Sa Dako Pa Roon

Sa Dako Pa Roon explores the Philippine cinema with “ngilngig” tales that focuses on the characters, dialect, customs, topography, and other features particular to a specific region.

01 A Birthday Treat
by Amaya Han
07min 35sec | Team 78 Productions, Red House | 2017 | Cebu City
As Kai goes home drunk from her birthday party, she is surprised with a “birthday treat” by a supernatural being.

02 Chong As
by Rojie Somera & Jette Palicas
08min 23sec | Taga Bangad Productions | 2017 | Kalinga
Chong-As depicts the ritual of expelling bad spirits from the village of Bangad, Tinglayan, Kalinga. Bangad, Tinglayan has a unique tradition of expelling bad spirits in times of disease, disaster, chaos and even scarcity. It has been reported that the ritual has been very effective in their communal lives.

03 Elmo
by Adrian Rey B. Manapil
19min | Brospage Film | 2017 | Cagayan de Oro City
Elmo, a middle-aged farmer, suddenly disappeared from the village. Months after, villagers are haunted by a strange ball of fire appearing randomly which is believed to be the spirit of Elmo. As the people in the village try to drive off the rumoured lost spirit with the guidance of Maria, a famous faith healer in town, the truth behind Elmo’s disappearance slowly emerges. The story is inspired from the Philippine mythology creature “Santelmo” which is the shortened form of the Tagalog words “Apoy ni San Elmo”.

04 Experimental Forest
by Angelica Gamolo
16min 41sec | Mana Productions | 2017 | Cebu City
Two sisters traversed into the woods without a guide, in an attempt to grant their mother’s last wish before she passed away. As they go deeper in search for the exact spot where their mother wanted her ashes scattered, a series of unfortunate circumstances trailed the sisters, slowly unveiling the forest’s twisted secret.

05 Para Sa Mga Ni Biya
Maki M. Calo
10min o4sec | Imoortals Productions | 2016 | Cagayan de Oro City
A couple heads home from a Christmas Party. Wet from the rain and unable to find a cab, they ride the city famous “Habal-habal.”

06 Peñafrancia
by Gab Mesina
06min | ARIANA Productions | 2016 | Manila
The story revolves around a quirky superstitious teenager. When her trusty old wives’ tale fails on her newly bought pair of heels, she takes extreme measures.

07 Sin-o ang Tiktik?
SIN-O ANG TIKTIK? (Who’s the Tiktik?) 
by TM Malones
09min 30sec | Dark Media Creations | 2016 | Ilo-ilo City
On her way home, Dina, early 20s, was horrified by the strange sound of a ‘Tiktik’, a mysterious creature that preys on pregnant women to consume the unborn. The night promises to be brutal but whose fate will be compromised? Will Dina survive the night?

08 Ang Ikaduhang Pagbalik
by Jeffrie Po
24min 08sec |Bangsifilms | 2016 | Cagayan de Oro City
A man finds his fate in the path of a certain church when a pastor convinced him to join their gathering.

09 Lappaw
by Lovely Jan M. Cadauan
04min 54sec | Siklab | 2017 | Echague, Isabella
Marikit depicts the doubtful girl in the Echague Folk Song of the Yogad people who was betrayed by her lover. The story of Marikit was handed down from one generation to another in the Yogad tribe. They believe that whenever an unfaithful man commits infidelity Marikit appears and kill the man gruesomely by plucking out his heart.

10 Lubong
LUBONG (Buried) by Marvin Gabas
18min 59sec | Knight Vision Production | 2017 | Manila
Gido follows his boss’ instructions to dispose a corpse into the woods of Kalye Utod. They faced unexpected and macabre emanation when they try to bury the mysterious body.

11 Moru
by Edmund Telmo
16min 23sec | Ilustrado Productions | 2017 |Ozamiz City
Julius struggles to come back to reality after an encounter in an enchanted place, Moru Bagakay.

12 Oyayi
by Darryl Yap
03min 59sec | Sawakas | 2017 | Zambales
Oyayi is a short-film that will tackle the power of a mother’s love and presence, echoing the comfort of her care amidst a family tragedy that darkened every space in the house that was once filled with joy and bliss.

13 Tamiaw
by Robert Christian Diaz
06min 02sec | RAD Productions | 2017 | Valenzuela
Marco visits her girlfriend, Rina, And like other usual happenings, Rina had a little conversation with her boyfriend, or was it his boyfriend that she is talking to the whole time?