By Petersen VARGAS


Drama - Completed 2016

Felix is a friendless achiever in high school whose life changes after the arrival of the half-American Snyder brothers, entangling him in their dark ambitions.

& Awards

Cinema One Originals 2016
Best Film, Supporting Actor, Cinematography
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2017
Lovers Film Festival - Torino Lgbtqi Visions 2017
Audience Award
Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
Cairo International Film Festival 2017
TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival 2017
Luang Prabang Film Festival 2017
Queersicht Filmfestival 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, LGBT
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Petersen VARGAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Jason Paul LAXAMANA
    • Producer(s)
    • Alemberg ANG (VY/AC PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s the late 90s in Pampanga almost a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. High school sophomore Felix Salonga, together with his parents, strive to start a new life in a resettlement area for lahar victims. Sick of the poor conditions of their life, Felix is bent on topping his class so he can proceed to renowned universities in Manila for college and eventually work for big corporations.

      Felix finds an outlet to express his disgust toward his incompetent school when his English teacher requires them to write a journal. At first, all he can write are cynical observations against his teachers and classmates but when two new half-American students -- the Snyder brothers -- transfer to his school, he finds himself gravitating toward their mysterious personalities, especially the older Snyder, who happens to be his classmate.

      In spite of their aloofness, the Snyder brothers become instant campus sensations, thanks to their distinct looks. Many students and teachers have tried to befriend them but none of them succeed. When the older Snyder asks Felix to tutor him in Geometry, Felix immediately grabs the chance not only to earn dollars but also to raise his social status among his peers.

      As Felix penetrates the private lives of the Snyder brothers, he learns that their lives aren’t as glamorous as people at school think. Their mother was a prostitute abandoned by an American soldier stationed in Clark Air Base when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. The older Snyder believes that their father will take the two of them to the States after they graduate from high school. Hence, his seriousness in his studies. The younger Snyder, however, has a darker plan -- to murder their whore mother in order to force their father to take them already.