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Award-Winning filmmaker Giovannie Espiritu explores the matriarchal line of her family tree beginning with the origins of Pre-Colonial Tondo where her family was known to be part of the "illustrados" with national hero Jose Rizal, to the loss of their fortune during WW2, and extreme poverty in the Tondo slums where her mother gave birth at sixteen. We touch on Giovannie's past dealing with child abuse, her time in a Biblical doomsday cult as a teen, and her escape from a violent relationship.
This narrative documentary will use a combination of first person interviews, animation, and clown/mime to portray the more abusive parts of Giovannie's life with an eye towards reconciliation and understanding generational trauma, putting an end to the toxic family patterns and curses with her now college-aged son, as well as her own process of de-colonizing her own worldview.
Filming soon in Bali / Cebu / US
Feminist action short featuring the fight design of Dennis Ruel and Award-Winning writing by Giovannie Espiritu.
Highlights the double standards between the binary.
When her husband cheats on her, a devout Christian woman shunned by her congregation undergoes a journey to experience life, love, and bad behavior with the help of a rebellious rocker.
Rain Dove is attached.
Narrative 1/2 hour Dramady Series based on her experiences being a young mom with a very tall son.
Narrative 1hr Series collaboration with Daryl Barnes (WGA)
Bedford Artists Mgmt - Ideal Talent Agency
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