Nanay's Lullaby - Directed by Drew Stephens

The morals of a Filipino-American family are turned upside down when the mother is diagnosed with mysterious illness.



  • Drew Stephens Director, Writer "Prinsesa" "Tape 96" "Bound 4 Heaven"


  • Alexey Samsonov Producer "Bound 4 Heaven"


  • Mikee Loria Key Cast "Arnel"

  • Rose Amario Key Cast "Criselda"

  • Aureen Almario Key Cast "Maricel"

  • Stephen Berke Cinematography

  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Drama, LGBTQ, Filipino, HIV/AIDS

  • Runtime: 13 minutes 15 seconds

  • Completion Date: January 1, 2021

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English, Tagalog

  • Film Color: Color



Director Biography

Drew Stephens is a former Television and Radio host in Bangkok Thailand, as well as the host of Electric City TV in San Francisco. He has collaborated on many dozens of film projects that have screened around the world, including the award-winning short films “Prinsesa,” “VDA: Tape 96” and “Bound 4 Heaven.” For the past decade, Drew has also been conducting motivational workshops to encourage aspiring filmmakers to create their own independent films. Drew’s filmography is available on IMDB and at www.RDMstudios.com


Director Statement (SPOILER ALERT) In this time of a global pandemic, it is important to remember that there are millions of people who are still trying to survive the previous global health crisis: HIV/AIDS. This story spotlights the growing number of HIV cases in older women of color and illustrates the stigma that people with HIV still face. Would that stigma change if it were your own mother? If so, why?



Awards


Tokyo International Short Film Festival

Tokyo

Japan, June 1, 2021

WINNER: BEST SCRIPT

Southern Shorts Award


Roswell, Georgia

United States

May 16, 2021

WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY; BEST ACTOR

Asian Cinematography Awards

Manila

Philippines

July 2, 2021

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR

Mediterranean Film Fest Cannes

Cannes, France

Official Screenplay Selection

SF Indiefest Screenplay Competition

San Francisco

Semi-Finalist

Eurovision Palermo

Palermo

Italy

Official Screenplay Selection

LGBT Toronto Film Fest

Toronto, Canada

Official Screenplay Selection

Shorts International Australia

Victoria

Australia

December 3, 2021

Official Selection


SF Indie Shorts

San Francisco, CA

United States

September 24, 2021

Palm Springs LGBTQ Fest

Palm Springs

United States

September 16, 2021