Joanne Cesario

Joanne Cesario is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman where she got her Bachelor of Arts in Film. She has taken on various roles as a filmmaker, having worked in the sound department, as a production designer, and a director in her own right. She directed the short film, Uwian Na (2016).

Uwian Na (2016)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Ling is in her last year in grade school. During the course of summer remedial classes, her botanist father fails to return home from his fieldwork. While preparing for school one day, Ling eavesdrops on a conversation between her aunt and her father’s colleague. She hears her aunt saying that her father grew too comfortable with leaving because there were not enough plants to see in their place anymore. Taking this to heart, Ling decides to begin planting in her own bedroom. Meanwhile Ling has to walk home with Tome, a close friend of hers, and his older brother, every afternoon while her father is away. Ling familiarizes Tome with the school garden and tells him that she used to pass there with her father every dismissal time. Trying to be helpful, Tome gives Ling an advice on how her father could return sooner.

Nafa Hilario-Cruz


28th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula At Video – Short Feature 1st Prize

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