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Manila Dreaming (Trailer)


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2014 38 mins 36 Secs Colour Dolby Digital

In 2007, four boys were wrongly imprisoned in the Philippines; jailed as children for crimes ranging from loitering to murder. I was at the rescue centre when they were pulled out.

Over the years I followed and filmed these four boys: Jordan, Edickson, Joseph and Jeremiah, as they returned home to their lives. With no funding for aftercare or schooling, the hope was that they would be able to rebuild and recover.

This year I went back one last time to look for the boys - I wanted to see what had happened to them. In all this time they had never seen the footage of their past and I wondered what it would mean to them now.

This is a coming of age story tied to the Filipino slums, and the story of what happened to their young dreams.

Filmmakers Role Department
San San F. Young Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Archive Material Directing Documentary
Stephanie Paeplow Production Manager Production Management for Film & Television
Yann Heckmann Editor Editing
Dom Corbisiero Production Sound Mixer Sound Recording for Film and Television
Rob Hardcastle Sound Editor & Re-recording Mixer Sound Design for Film and Television
Aaron Price Composer Composing for Film and Television
Fábio-Miguel Campos Online Editor & Colour Grader Digital Effects