Santa Nena!

By Tim Rone Villanueva - Philippines | 2017 - 20 minutes

Synopsis: Santa Nena, a patron saint statue in a provincial church, springs to life every night. She wishes to become human again to understand the people of the contemporary era. One night, God gives Santa Nena a very special mission. She has to be the child-bearer for the second coming of the Messiah on earth with Manuel, the chosen boy with miraculous glowing balls. In this mission, God forbids Santa Nena to fall in love with Manuel. But what happens when Santa Nena falls in love with the boy with miraculous glowing balls?

Cast: Elora Españo, Ross Pesigan, Jelson Bay, Mailes Kanapi, Rolando Inocencio, Martha Comia.


Writer: Tim Rone Villanueva
Producer: Dev Angeo
Creative Producer: Seymour Sanchez
Director of Photography: Owen Berico
Editor: Keith Dumaguina
Production Designer: Dee S. Nermal and Hogan Aragon
Sound Designer and Musical Scorer: Dale Martin

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Awards & Recognitions:

2017 - Sinepiyu Intercollegiate
-Best Narrative Award, Best Performance Award (Best Ensemble), Best Production Design Award

Ateneo Video Open 2017
-Best Narrative, Best Director, Best Actor (Ross Pesigan), Best Scriptwriting

CineSB7 The Main Installment
-Maningning Gold Picture Prize Winner, Outstanding Direction Award, Outstanding Performance By An Actress (Elora Españo), Technical Excellence Award

29th Gawad CCP Independent Film And Video Festival -  Honorable Mention

Cinema Rehiyon 9 - Official Selection for Exhibition (Luzon Category)

Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival - Official Selection - PH Shorts Line Up

This Is Not A Spectacle (Art Exhibit Event) by Sunday Jazz Collective - Film Exhibition

EKSENA 2017 (by DANUM - DLSU-M) - Film Exhibition for Forum

Cinema Centenario’s Maginhawa Film Festival: Short Film Program 2017 - Official Selection for Exhibition

Silip@Lente-AdU’s Realifilm 2017
-Realifilm Bronze Award Winner, Best Director, Best Actress (Elora Españo), Best Actor (Ross Pesigan), Best Cinematography, Best PlayBill (Poster)

Pasinaya 2018: CCP Open House Festival
-Official Selection for Exhibition (29th Gawad Alternatibo Shorts Winner)

Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festival 2018
-Best Director (Student Category), Best Production Design (Student Category)

CineFilipino Film Festival 2018 -  Best Short Film (Student Category)


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