Balikbayan: From Victims to Survivors
BALIKBAYAN: From Victims to Survivors is a feature documentary about the resilience of the people of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines and the children, staff and volunteers of the small orphanage Streetlight. Directed by Rob Hillstead and Jon Jon Rivero. Produced by Qi Creative, Echolands Creative Group, and Dark Gems Media.
Ocean Confessional
Rise Up, Tacloban!
This music video was produced to commemorate the 1st anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan and represents a message of hope to people around the world. It was created to raise awareness of global collaborations during times of crisis and need.
Chelsea is a short film about a man who is tempted by a beautiful woman who is not what she appears to be.
Super8 Shorts
Short Super8 horror films, each airing annually at the One Take Super8 Event through the Saskatchewan Filmpool. I haven't done one of these in many years, but I still have a few reels yet to scan of existing work.
The Mud Dreams
A short film centring around a Syrian immigrant's experience of going to University in rural Canada while his hometown in Syria is destroyed in the civil war. Directed by Mohammad Saadoun, Starring Andrew Ibacache and Michelle Serada. Cinematography by Rob Hillstead.
Trauma Tourism
A short, diary film I did for my first semester of University. This project won "Best Local Film" at the Living Skies Student Film Festival. It makes me feel naked to put it out, so don't ever tell me you saw it :).
The Dark Somnambulist
The Dark Somnambulist is a short film about a sleepwalking man who awakens to find he's murdered women he cares about while asleep. At home, his wife seems oblivious, but it seems she knows more about his situation than she lets on.
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