Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25

Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 by Carlo Francisco Manatad, Cinemalaya 2017 Short Feature Film Finalist

Set during the launch of the first space shuttle of the Philippines - an ordinary old couple living in the suburbs attempts to go about their life during this strange day.

Comedy, Science Fiction / PG
Carlo Francisco Manatad
Main Cast: 

Helen Annang, Eduardo Ngo, JD Chavez


Direction, Screenplay, &Editing: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Assistant Director: Mikee dela Cruz 
Producer: Victoria Mostoles
Cinematographer: Francesca Espiritu
Production Designer: Alvin Francisco
Sound: Addiss Tabong
Assistant Sound Designer: Katherine Salinas
Colorist: Timmy Torres

CARLO FRANCISCO MANATAD is a film director and editor born in Tacloban City now based in Manila. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short film "Junilyn Has" competed at the Festival del film Locarno and went on to screen at several international film festivals. "Sandra" and "Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25" have won awards in Russia, Romania, and the USA, winning Best Comedy Short at the Aspenshorts Fest. His short film "Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month," (a Philippine and Singaporean co-production) competed at the 56th Semaine de la Critique at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.
He has collaborated with numerous filmmakers for independent and mainstream scene. Carlo is also an alumnus of the Asia Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the Docnet Campus Project. He is currently working on his first feature film, "Whether the Weather is Fine," about the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan of his hometown, Tacloban. Supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios, and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, the project has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde--Cannes and the Torino Film Lab. 

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