Philippines, 2016, 85’
“Purgatoryo” tells the story of Ilyong, a recently-dead man killed by the police, after he was caught stealing. This is the beginning of his story – his death. Soon after, he is brought into a sleazy funeral home, run by Violet, a greedy homosexual who has learned to survive by renting out the dead bodies in his funeral home to Simon. Along for the ride is Jojo, a police officer who is under the payroll of Simon and who supplies the dead bodies for Violet to take care of and make money from. Violet has two workers, On-on and Dyograd, who clean the cadavers and prepare them for the wake. On-on, for all his good looks, no longer feels alive except when he is gambling. Dyograd, on the other hand, only feels alive when he is having sex. Shortly after the arrival of Ilyong, misfortune and mayhem ensue.
Nagrađivani producent dokumentarnih filmova i redatelj s Filipina. Njegov dokumentarac Pinays for Export dobio je brončanu medalju na Festivalu televizije i filma u New Yorku 2009., dokumentarni film Tasaday dobio je nagradu Silver Screen na Međunarodnom festivalu nezavisnog filma i videa u New Yorku 2010., a dok. film Yaman sa Basura nagrađen je srebrnom medaljom na njujorškom festivalu 2011. i nominiran za nagradu UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards 2011.
An award-winning Filipino documentary producer and film maker. He was awarded with the Bronze World Medal at the 2009 New York Television Festival for the documentary “Pinays for Export”, Silver Screen Award at the 2010 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for the documentary “Tasaday”, he also won the 2012 Silver World Medal Award at the New York Festivals for his documentary “Yaman sa Basura” which is also a finalist for the 2011 UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards.