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HALAW (Ways of the Sea) is a story about the journey of different individuals from various facets of life trying to seek the greener pastures of Sabah, Malaysia. A perilous journey unbenknownst to them who are searching for a better life in a foreign land.



Special Jury mention, NETPAC, Berlin International Film Festival, 2011

NETPAC Development Prize, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2011 Best Picture, New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival, 2011

Best Picture, Director, Actor, Editing, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, 2010

Official Selection - Competition 

New Currents, Busan International Film festival, 2010
Winds of Asia, Tokyo International Film festival, 2010
SEA Competition, Cinemanila International Film Festival, 2010
Wroclaw International Film Festival. 2010
Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey 2011
World Competition, Africa, Asia, Latino Film Festival of Milan, 2011
New Talent, Shanghai International Film Festival, 2011
World Competition, Split International Film Festival, 2011
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2011

Screened and competed across 40 local and international film festivals. 



Director:​ Sheron Dayoc

Screenplay: Sheron Dayoc 

Producer: Sheron Dayoc

Co-Producer: Lilit Reyes, Chuck Gutierrez, Babyruth Villarama

Line Producer: Dian Jean Cruz 

Cinematography: Arnel Barbarona, Dexter Dela Peña

Production Design: Amran Sharif 

Editor: Chuck Gutierrez, Lester Olayer

Sound: Sounddesign MANILA 

Music: Jasper Perez


CAST: John Arcilla, Maria Isabel Lopez, Arnalyn Isamel