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THE BROKEN VINYL RECORD

THE BROKEN VINYL RECORD

LANGUAGES: Filipino | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Romance/Drama
Running Time: 19 minutes
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

A closeted gay man in his 60s has been living with HIV for 10 years. His monotonous life takes a sudden turn when he receives an old vinyl record from his dead ex-lover.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Bahagreyna Pictures
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Dido de la Paz
Soliman Cruz

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Janina Gacosta/Cheska Marfori
Screenwriter: Janina Gacosta
Producer: Janina Gacosta/Cheska Marfori/Philip Vargas
Director of Photography: Philip Vargas
Sound: Henry Philip Lu
Editing: Cheska Marfori
Sound Editing: Anglea Pereyra
Music Composer: Jose Mojica

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Romance, Gay, LGBTQ
Sub-genre: Drama
Language: Filipino
Country of origin: Philippines
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 19 minutes
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Technicolor/HD
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Best Direction - CineSpectra Film Festival 2019

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

CineSpectra Film Festival 2019
Cinema One Originals 2019
.GIFF Festival of New Cinema 2019
Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao 2019
Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2020
Brussels Pink Screens Festival 2020

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

JANINA GACOSTA

Janina Gacosta is a Filipina writer & filmmaker with experience in TV and narrative short films. At present, she is taking up her Master’s degree in film at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is currently working as a soap opera writer for a TV network. In 2019, she won Best Director for her short film, “The Broken Vinyl Record” at the CineSpectra Short Film Festival in the Philippines. Her debut short film will have its first international screening at the Brussels Pink Screens Festival 2020.

CHESKA MARFORI

Being born and raised in the province of Liliw, Laguna, it’s a real disappointment for a catholic family to have a lesbian daughter. So this repression and pain inspire her to make personal narratives about the LGBTQIA+ struggles in the country and hoping that somehow in the process, gaps and cracks might heal and questions and fears will be conquered. Cheska Marfori is a struggling filmmaker in the Philippines. Mainly because she is a woman and women in the film industry have a lesser chance to tell their stories through their own lens. She wants to have active participation in that progressing space, where female characters are not just objects, but thinking and sympathetic human beings. This is her goal as a storyteller to make narratives that humanized women, women in all shapes and forms. Marfori became part of Jun Robles Lana Screenwriting Lab in 2015 where she took the courage to write a screenplay. During quarantine, she was selected as one of the participants of Ricky Lee’s Online Screenwriting Workshop and Clevermind’s Screenwriting Lab. She is currently developing her first-full length screenplay.