ALIPATO: THE VERY BRIEF LIFE OF AN EMBER
Available on VOD: 1/22/19
Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Khavn, Dido de la Paz, Marti San Juan, Daniel Palisa, Bing Austria, Robin Palmes
Directed by: Khavn
Written by: Khavn, Achinette Villamor
Produced by: Stephan Holl, Khavn, Antoinette Köster, Achinette Villamor
Composed by: Khavn
Cinematography by: Albert Banzon
Edited by: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Production Design by: Khavn, Kristine Kintana, Ian Madrigal
Costume Design by: Kristine Kintana
Makeup by: Barbie Capacio, Daniel Palisa
Assistant Director: Charry Castinlag
Sound Editor: Marcus Sujata
Supervision Sound Editor: Fabian Schmidt
Foley Artist: Helene Seidl
Re-recording Mixer: Nico Krebs
Animation by: Roxlee
Music by: Francis de Veyra, Brezel Göring
TRT: 88 min.
Language: Filipino (w/ English subtitles)
In 2025, a group of kids—members of the Kostka gang—terrorize the slums of Manila. They live beyond the law and rule the underbelly of the Philippines. After a failed bank robbery, the dangerous game comes to an end as the gang’s leader, Boss, is sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. When the Boss gets out of prison and reunites with the surviving members, mysterious things begin happening—as the Kostkas begin to disappear one by one.
KHAVN // DIRECTOR, WRITER & COMPOSER
Khavn Nicolas de la Cruz, more commonly known as Khavn, is a prolific Filipino director and writer known as the “avant-garde punk and godfather of Filipino underground filmmaking” (Movie Break). Since 1994, Khavn has created 47 feature films and 112 short films. Khavn is known for his work on the films Ruined Heart (2014), which was nominated for the Toyko Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and Mondomanila (2010), for which Khavn received the Best Director award at the Cinemanila International Film Festival. Other works include Squatterpunk (2007), Desaparadiso (2015), and Misericordia (2013), among several others.
DIDO DE LA PAZ
Dido de la Paz (Graceland, Amok) is an actor known for his work on the film Graceland (2012), Respeto (2017), Nilalang (2015), for which he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the Metro Manila Film Festival, and Amok (2011), which also garnered Paz another Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Gawad Urian Awards. He has also starred in various Filipino television series, including, “Mara Clara,” “Love Me Again,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.
MARTI SAN JUAN
Marti San Juan is an actor known for his work on the films Dynamite Fishing
(2013), Breakaway (2012), The Grave Bandits (2012)—for which he was
nominated for Child Performer of the Year at the Star Awards for Movies—and