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22 minutes | 2023 | Philippines | Narrative | 🔊 Filipino Cebuano, Kapampangan, English | English Sub. | 13+


Between nuclear reactors and military curfews, 14-year-old Jani lives in a dystopian world oppressively devoid of empathy. Together, she and her slippery new friend Kiefer the talking catfish gear up to strike a surreal blow for freedom. (Simon Hofmann)


SUN, 26 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 17:15

TUE, 28 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 15:00

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Stephen Lopez

Stephen Lopez

Stephen Lopez graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2012 with a BS in Nursing. But due to the glut of underpaid health care professionals in his country, he decided to be broke on his own terms and became a filmmaker instead.
He is an alumnus of the NAFF Fantastic Film School 2023 and he has survived in the dystopian cyberpunk city of Manila as a freelance Production Sound Recordist, Sound Designer and sometimes Writer for various films and commercials.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company ANIMA, Sound Goat Films

Producer Sheka Ong

Main Cast Kyrie Allison Samodio

Screenplay Stephen Lopez

Cinematographer Akie Yano

Editor Stephen Lopez

Notable Achievement

Berlinale International Film Festival

Best Short Film | Vienna Shorts (FIDO Category)

Fantasia International Film Festival

Minikino Film Week



Mysteries of the Night (2018)