Filipina-American Filmmaker Debuts At Busan International Film Festival

11 October 2019


Filipina-American Filmmaker Debuts At Busan International Film Festival

Basurero, a poetic, neo-realist, short film plunging viewers into the complex world of a Filipino fisherman who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous undertaking- has made its world premiere at the 24th annual Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, in competition in the Wide Angle category.

Starring Filipino film and television leading man Jericho “Echo” Rosales (Alagwa, Baler, Siargao) as “Bong,” the film marks the directorial debut of Filipina-American filmmaker Eileen Cabiling, who also penned the original short screenplay. Los Angeles-based Cabiling is a Screenwriting Fellow graduate of the prestigious American Film Institute who has worked as a writer for Disney and as an independent story development producer.

Born to immigrant Filipino parents in the U.S., Cabiling is drawn to the subject matter by a desire to explore the psychology of her ancestral home. Currently, Cabiling is set to make her feature-length directorial debut with her original screenplay, Manhid, starring and produced by Rosales.

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