Bawod by TM Malones, Cinemalaya 2017 Short Feature Film finalist

On the eve of her school’s annual Talent Show in a small rural village in the mountains of Iloilo, twelve-year-old Thirdy is worried she will not be able to perform because she could not afford to rent a traditional costume and pay the required contribution. 
Her ailing but affable grandfather, Cesario, acts as her sole guardian. He works as a bamboo farmer, but they could barely make ends meet. In the midst of all these, Thirdy starts having visions of a mysterious man. She believes the apparition is that of her long dead father while everyone else dismisses her visions as nothing more than fantasies or illusions. On the day of the Talent Show, everything unravels as village problems and family secrets finally collide.

Magic Realist Drama / G
TM Malones
Main Cast: 

Allain Hablo, Diocel Marie Raso


Director & Director of Photography: TM Malones
Creative Producer & Screenplay: Duwi Monteaguado
Executive Producers: Teresita Malones, Allain Hablo, TM Malones
Line Producer: Essy Genebelle Antonano
Production Designer: Allain Hablo
Production Manager: Frederick Igharas
Editor: TM Malones
Original Music: Armor Rapista
Talent Coach: Nathan Sotto
Camera Operator: Phobet Gamez
Production Assistants: Emerson Beraye, Jo Andrew Torlao
Sound Recordist: Patrick Gamez
Boom Operator/Grip: Reygim Fernandez
Asst. Editor: Rick Daza
Aerial Footages: Bryan Te of Helicam Philippines, RStudio Productions
Food Coordinator: Mila Raso
Translations: Jo Vanessa Villanueva
Transportation:  Wilfredo Buncal

TM Malones

TM MALONES finished his Diploma Degree in Filmmaking at the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) with Technical and Academic Excellence Award and Best Thesis on his film “Salvi.” It was part of the Cinema One Originals Festival 2012 and also won 1st Place in Sineng Pambansa Iloilo International Film Festival, 2013. TM’s debut film, “Ang Pagpadayon” participated in the  Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2013 "All Masters Edition."
His other films include “Dapya sang Paglaum” (Documentary, 2014), “Sin-o ang Tiktik?” (Short, 2016), “Buang-­‐Bulawan” (Short, 2016) and “Bawod” (Short, 2017). He also worked for the full-length films "Baconaua," Cinemalaya 2017 finalist and Tara Illenberger’s “High Tide,” ToFarm Film Festival 2017 Best Film as the Director of Photography.

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