AMBULANCE (Ambulancia)

Short Narrative 2007 / Colour / 15′22 / Philippines

“Ambulancia” a short film which tells of a painful twist in an ambulance driver’s belief that a dying patient can be saved by running over stray animals on the streets.

Director: Richard Soriano Legaspi

Assistant Directors: Anna Isabelle Matutina and Jules Katanyag

Script: Richard Soriano Legaspi

Cinematographer: Albert Banzon

Music: Pam Miras

Editing: Anna Isabelle Matutina

Production Designers: Grace Orbon, Sonja Completo, Benay Reyes

Sound: Anna Isabelle Matutina

Production Manager: Seymour Barros – Sanchez and Pam Miras

Producers: Richard Soriano Legaspi , Anna Isabelle Matutina and Eloisa Espino-Sanchez

ACTORS: Alan Paule, Nor Domingo, Wilmae Soriano and Evelyn Cruz


Official Selection, Euroopa Filmide Ohtu, Estonia 2009
Finalist, Asian Hot Shots Berlin, Germany 2009
In Competition, Ohne Kohle International Independent Video and Film Festival, Vienna, Austria 2008

Finalist, Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul Korea 2008

Nominated “Best Non-European Film” Grand OFF European Film Awards, Warsaw, Poland 2008

Nominated, ‘Golden Mango Award” Bradford Bite the Mango Film Festival, West Yorkshire, UK 2008

Nominated, Muhr Awards, Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates, 2008

Winner, MIGLIOR MONTAGGIO AWARD 14th San Gio Video Festival, Verona, ITALY 2OO8

In Competition, 32nd Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt in Germany 2008

In Competition, International Panorama of Independent Films in Patras, Greece 2008

In Competition, Naoussa International Film Festival in Greece, 2008

In Competition, Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Bidyo, 2008

Official Selection, Pyongyang International Film Festival in North Korea, 2008

Winner, Grand Prize, Viva-PBO Digitales Short Film Competition, 2008

Winner, Best Short Narrative, Quisumbing-Escandor Film Festival, 2008

Official Selection, CineVita Film Festival, Manila 2008

Special Screening, AFA Fellows Night Screening in Busan, South Korea 2007

Official Selection, Cinemanila International Film Festival 2007

11 thoughts on “AMBULANCE (Ambulancia)

  1. i was very impressed with this short narrative one. nice job! hope to get more of this kind of film 🙂

  2. Hi, Richard!

    Congratulations on your success!

    Are you planning to make your feature debut already? 🙂 Do NOT forget to review ACF, and PPP,

    Warm regards,
    Sung Ho

  3. Hello,

    My name is Benjamin Leroy, I am in charge of the short films category for the 14th LYON ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL (4th – 9th November 2008 in France, more information at

    Every year our festival provides the best of Asian cinema, about 80 short and full length movies from all over Asia, in front of an audience of fans, journalists and professionals, coming from every part of France.

    The selection phase for short films is now open, and as i noticed in the Clermont-Ferrand Festival catalogue that you had released some new work, we’d be glad if you liked to submit it, so that we can consider it for the 2008 edition (as well as any other film you may have shot since 2007)

    If you are interested, you can send us a DVD copy at the following address:
    13th Lyon Asian Film Festival
    Asiexpo Association
    9 quater rue Montbrillant
    69003 Lyon

    Please don’t forget to mention “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE,CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY” on your parcel.

    In the meantime, please register by filling in the form you will find on our website:

    That’s the best way for us to get information about you and your movie.
    If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

    Hoping to hear from you soon,

    Kindest regards,
    Benjamin Leroy / Short Films Competition
    Mob / +33 664 36 89 89
    6/11 november 2007 – France
    Asiexpo Association
    9 quater rue Montbrillant – 69003 Lyon
    Tel / +33 472 91 43 73
    Fax / +33 472 35 90 11

  4. I told you Raymond (Richard )

    Ambulance is a wonderful film, you’re the future of Asian Cinema!

    I’m always here to be your cinematographer, i heard the co-prod project?

    next time try to visit my country and let’s shoot another film w/out soju session.



    Arpina : )

  5. To whom it may concern,

    I would appreciate if you could kindly complete, the on-line Submission Form using the following link:

    Please kindly send us a DVD (any region) to the following address:
    Dubai International Film Festival
    Dubai Media City, CNN Building
    1st Floor – Management Office
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Attention: Submissions Manager
    RE: [film name], [online submission ID #]
    Tel: +971 4 391 3378 (Main Switchboard) Fax: +971 4 367 2892

    Please label the cover of the DVD, with the following details:
    – Title of the film.
    – The full name of the Director.
    – The duration of the film.
    – The original language of the film.
    – Date of completion of production.
    Please ensure that the film title and all other requested information are provided in English.


    Ms. Delphine Garde-Mroueh

  6. napanood ko po ito at ang galing ng pagkakagawa.
    iyong kinulayan kiti na sinulat at idinirek ni direk richard ay sa school po namin kinunan. proud po kami sa inyo. how can i get in touch with direk richard? sana po maibigay sa amin ang number nia or kahit po e-mail address nia.
    salamat po ng marami.
    mabuhay po kayo!
    mabuhay ang malayang pelikulang pilipino.

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