Family - Completed 2016

To provide for his family, Boy works as a cockfight bet taker by day, then as a market vendor by midnight. This is his daily routine, until one fateful/faithful day.

& Awards

30th Tokyo International Film Festival (Japan) 2017
International Premiere, HF Yambao is one of Asia’s emerging filmmakers featured under Crosscut Asia #04: What’s Next From South East Asia?
24th Filipino International Cine Festival (FACINE24, USA) 2017
Official Selection, Winner: Kristofer King, Best Actor
3rd Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival (Philippines) 2017
Official Selection, Winner: Kristofer King, Best Actor; Julio Diaz, Best Supporting Performance; Technical awards: Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design
ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (Malaysia) 2019
Official Selection, Winner: Kristofer King, Best Actor
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Family, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hf YAMBAO
    • Producer(s)
    • Howard YAMBAO (Eichef Media \ HFilms Co.)
    • Synopsis
    • Boy has a big family to provide for. He juggles his time as bet collector ‘Kristo’ in a neighboring cockfight arena by day and as a banana vendor in a market by night to make ends meet. And if being industrious is not enough, Boy asks the heavens to favor him and his family by doing a public penance every Holy Week.

      The story delves into what is supposed to be a victorious day for Boy whose first born — Jemjem, graduated from elementary with honors. Throughout the story, bits and pieces of fighting against oppression of losing his main livelihood as a vendor, of fighting for his winnings in a bet to game fowls, fighting for his honor as a family man, and eventually fighting for his own life against fate will be revealed.

      In the game of life, who wins, who loses?