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A man searches for a loved one while a woman re-discovers the essence of her life. Strange things happen as reality and surrealism cross paths in this never-ending drama of life and death.
A man searches for a loved one while a woman re-discovers the essence of her life. Strange things happen as reality and surrealism cross paths in this never-ending drama of life and death.

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This short film is shot on a Panasonic AG DVX 100, and all lighting equipment were sponsored by Filipino Pictures.

Pre-production took 3 days, Production took 1 day, and Post Production took 2 days.

The director wanted to have a different level of experimentation. In fact, the casting of this film was done out of instinct. There is no original cast, and the production team called out 2 random actors to fill the role.

The executive producer of this film, Filipino Pictures is owned by Francis Magalona. He's the Philippines' King of Rap.

The production team consist of up and coming filmmakers. Majority of the crew didn't have any production experience.

The film's world premiere took place in a movie house in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was also shown in various art cafés around the country and it's currently making it's festival rounds around the world.

The film had a 16 hour time limit to finish principal photography.

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    • Author: Cerar
    Elysium deals with inner emotions - realism taken in a different direction. It has a simple story, but its magic lies in the approach. Although slightly confusing and disengaging at first, you do get it within the twelve-minute running time, and it's quite intense, imaginative and perhaps too much to handle for some. Visually, it's a clash - black against white doesn't work quite well with the big screen - perhaps one of the few necessary downsides that leads to a perfectly places, yet (positively) agonizing experience. When watching this, prepare yourself for a sensory overload of sorts - perhaps that's what contributes to the film's confused feel, which in this case is what it needs.
  • Credited cast:
    Martin Dela Paz Martin Dela Paz - Carlo
    Sue Prado Sue Prado - Rachel (as Marissa Sue Prado)
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