Yam Laranas

Philippine director and scriptwriter Yam Laranas studied at the Manila Mowelfund Film Institute, where some of his mentors were Cannes Golden Palm winner Raymond Red, German filmmaker Thomas Mauch and experimental filmmaker Christoph Janetzko. Besides his feature film work, Laranas is also a renowned commercial director and has won many awards for his publicity spots.… Continue reading Yam Laranas


An abandoned stretch of road in the middle of nowhere. A man is sitting behind the wheel of his car. He takes a pistol and blows his brains out. We jump into time. Three teenagers sneak out of the house at night to take a drive in their mother’s car. When they hit a police… Continue reading THE ROAD


Every year, during the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Gates of Hell open, and for 30 days, the dead walk among the living. This is a very dangerous time and many rules must be followed in order not to get taken by the ghosts. For Rosa Dimaano, a new arrival in Singapore,… Continue reading THE MAID


Marvin, a young man, moves into a unit of an old decrepit apartment building. He doesn’t really want to live there, but it’s his way of expressing his independence from his mother. Every night, he hears awful sounds of abuse emanating from his neighbour’s apartment. The noise turns out to be an abusive cop who… Continue reading THE ECHO