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Primetime Mother

Director

Sonny Calvento

Credits

Production Companies
Southern Lantern Studios
E&W Films
iWantTFC

In association with
Wapak Studios
Malas Malas

With support from
Film Development Council of the Philippines
and FilmPhilippines

Written and Directed by
Sonny Calvento

Produced by
Sheron Dayoc,
Arden Rod Condez

Co-Produced by
Weijie Lai

Executive Producers
Carlo L. Katigbak,
Cory V. Vidanes,
Jamie Lopez,
Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo,
Sheron Dayoc,
Arden Rod Condez,
Sonny Calvento

Line Producer
Tin Velasco

Director of Photography
Ian Alexander Guevara, LPS

Production Designer
Sam Manacsa

Costume Designer
Kim Perez

Editor
Carlo Francisco Manatad

Sound Designers
John Daryl Libongco,
John Michael Perez,
Nicole Amores,
Mikko Quizon

Music Composer
Len Calvo

Colorist
Timmy Torres

CAST
Meryll Soriano
Jorrybell Agoto
Kiki Baento
Marj Lorico
Tex Ordoñez-De Leon
Zara Loayon
Jo Andrew Torlao

SOUTHERN LANTERN STUDIOS, E&W FILMS, IWANTTFC with the support of FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES and FILMPHILIPPINES present PRIMETIME MOTHER


LOGLINE:

The audition process for an exploitative game show becomes the latest test of a long--

suffering mother’s fortitude and tenacity in Sonny Calvento’s bold satire.

FESTIVALS

Toronto International Film Festival – September 7 – 17, 2023 – Toronto, Canada

AFI Fest - Oct 25 - Oct 29, 2023 - Los Angeles, California

San Diego Asian Film Festival - November 2 – 11, 2023 - San Diego, California

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - November 7 – 12, 2023 - Winterthur, Switzerland

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival - November 8 – 19, 2023 - Toronto, Canada

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival - November 17 – 19, 2023 - British Columbia, Canada

Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival – November 25 – Dec 2, 2023 – Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Red Sea International Film Festival – November 30 – Dec 9, 2023 -  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Singapore International Film Festival - November 30 - Dec 10, 2023 – Singapore, Singapore

REGARD - Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay - March 20 - 24, 2024 - Quebec, Canada

Ca’Foscari Short Film Festival - March 20 - 23, 2024 – Venice, Italy

Akbank Short Film Festival - March 25 - April 4, 2024 – Istanbul, Türkiye

Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival - March 28 - 31, 2024 - Bangkok, Thailand

Aspen Shortsfest - April 1-7, 2024 - Aspen, Colorado

Athens International Film and Video Festival - April 8 - 14, 2024 - Athens, Ohio

Siné Film Festival - April 12 - 14, 2024 - Toronto, Canada




Minda, a 45-year-old mother, wants nothing but to join and win in a popular and high-

paying television game show called “My Amazing Mama”. But in the Philippines, where

thousands of people rely on television game shows to earn money, Minda will soon

endure several hilarious and often-times demeaning obstacles just for her to have her

chance to win the daily cash prize.

And while her child’s condition worsens at home, these hurdles will transform her from a devoted mother into a more devoted mother who everyone will look up to.

Mothers are always challenged. Every day, it is as though life is giving them obstacles to conquer. Sometimes, while they endure one test and another, they also undergo a transformation. Some become robots when they just do chores every day, others become as neglected as a souvenir from last month’s wedding reception. Motherhood can sometimes metamorphose a woman to something immaterial or in this film, out-of-this-world. - Sonny Calvento


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