This Filipino American Life Features Recommendations!
The Fever and The Fret and Neomanila are two films that are in the features competition for Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The Fever and The Fret is in the Narrative Feature Competition, while Neomanila is in the International Feature Competition. Neomanila also happens to be by Mikhail Red, who’s film BIRDSHOT is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Fever And The Fret, Regal L.A. Live – Theatre 14, May 9, 2018 7:00 pm: BUY TICKETS
A shy, artistic loner growing up in the Bronx, Eleanor is tormented at school because of her large facial birthmarks. At night, she begins visiting another world, and encounters another being. But when Eleanor is forced into a confrontation at school, she may have to leave her other world behind forever.
Cath Gulick is a New York-based filmmaker. Her previous short film world-premiered at Slamdance, where Film Threat applauded it as “very funny and well-acted.” She helped produce the burlesque shows, “Guilty Pleasures” and “The Blushing Diamond Review” as featured in New York Magazine, and worked assistant camera on Jeremy Saulnier’s MURDER PARTY. Most recently she wrote, produced, directed, photographed, and edited her first feature film, THE FEVER AND THE FRET.
NEOMANILA, Regal L.A. Live – Theatre 14, May 9, 2018 9:15 pm: BUY TICKETS
Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s election, the Philippines has been in a grip of the “war on drugs”, where the police use bounty hunters to kill gangsters. A street orphan named Toto is one of many caught in the crossfire when he is recruited by a notorious death squad.
Mikhail Red is a Filipino filmmaker based in Manila, Philippines. Exposed to cinema at an early age, Red wrote and directed his first short film when he was fifteen, immediately earning him recognition in local and international film festivals. His sophomore feature film project, BIRDSHOT, won the top prize of the Asian Future section of the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival. It was the Philippines’ official entry to the Academy Awards.