This film focuses on Ian, a 17-year-old Filipino student. This film is heavily inspired by the story and death of Kian Delos Santos, a 17-year-old Filipino student who aspires to be a policeman. He is killed by three police officers and they are suspected to plant drugs on Kian’s corpse after dragging him in an alley and shooting him in the head. The police officers are found guilty and are now convicted. This film revolves around the dreams, thoughts, and experiences of Ian before his death.
Director of Photography
Bansa was written after the news was aired about the death of a 3-year-old girl in Rizal, Philippines. Kylle Quiatchon, the director of the film, had a story in mind and that story is ready for production. However, he knew that he needs to make a film that will speak through language barriers for a further understanding of the political issues that surrounds the war on drugs campaign and those deaths of innocent Filipinos isn’t necessary to enforce the law.
The Rode product used was the Rode VideoMicGo. This microphone is a phenomenal microphone to use. Vloggers use it as an on-board microphone to further improve the sound quality of their vlogs. However, our production used it as a shotgun microphone and with a recorder; it served its purpose really well regardless of its price. An old Canon 700D was used to make this film. The team is really happy about the result of this long and hard work.
This film has 2 main locations, the director’s house and garden and a compound of houses. The compound where Kian was killed resembles the location that we picked for the scene.
With this very limited resources that the team had, they created a film that represents the experiences, dreams and aspirations of a young boy.