Short Narrative 2007 / Colour / 26 min / Philippines
Des is a woman suffering from aplastic anemia who receives weekly blood transfusions. This is administered in a blood bank where Emma works as a medical technician.
One night, Des is mugged by Cleto. Going through her things, he discovers Des’ diary and so learns more about her person.
He becomes drawn to her. He stalks her, and is lead to the blood bank where he learns of her predicament. He decides to sell his blood. With this act Cleto feels a sense of redemption, his way of making up for the crime he has done to her and to others before her. At the blood bank, he also develops a friendship with Emma.
Director: Pam Miras
Script: Pam Miras
Cinematographer: Ogi Sugatan
Editing: Anna Isabelle Matutina
Production Designer: Chet Rigonan
Sound Editing: Anna Isabelle Matuti
Actors: Marvel Julian, Ian R.G. Victor and Rose De Leon
SCREENING / FESTIVAL / AWARDS
Best Philippine Short Film, 2nd .MOV Digital Film Festival 2005
Best Screenplay 1st Cinemalaya Digital Short Film Festival, Manila 2005
In Competition: 28th Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2006
Official Selection: Emirates Film Festival, United Arab Emirates 2005
New York Filipino Film Festival, New York, USA 2005
Cinemanila International Film Festival, Manila, Philippines 2005
19th Singapore International Film Festival 2006
42nd Pesaro Film Festival, Italy 2006
In Exhibition, Paris Cinema Film Festival, France 2008