Young Davao Filmmaker Triumphs

Nov. 30, 2006

Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Sherad Anthony Sanchez: Young and victorious

The independent digital film “Huling Baylan ng Buhi (The Last Priestess of Buhi)” by 21-year-old Davao filmmaker Sherad Anthony Sanchez won the top prizes, including best picture and best director, in this week’s Cinema One Originals competition in Manila. In an Inquirer story, Robbie Tan, the film producer who was one of the jurors, said “Huling Baylan” is a well-conceived symphony of sounds and images, pushing the language of cinema across new boundaries.

The film, which was shot in Davao using local cast and talent, is about the conflicts faced by an ethnic family in the 80s in their attempts to keep the tribes tradition, which is threatened with extinction by outside influences. Click here for Davao Today’s story on the film.

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