WHEN THE STORM FADES

By Sean DEVLIN

THE FESTIVAL AGENCY (PARIS) - as FEST

True Story - Completed 2018

A genre defying docudramedy starring a real Filipino family re-enacting their daily struggle to recover from the strongest storm in recorded history - 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan.

Festivals
& Awards

Vancouver IFF 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sean DEVLIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Chris FERGUSON, Sean DEVLIN
    • Synopsis
    • Three years after the storm, the Pablos have rebuilt their seaside home in Tacloban, one of the Philippines' poorest neighbourhoods. Their slow recovery is shaken up by two awkward Canadian volunteers planting trees in the community, played by Canadian Comedy Award Winners Kayla Lorette and Aaron Read. This foreign couple is learning the difference between helping and actually being helpful. Part comedic fiction, part dramatic re-enactment - the result is a satirical examination of the white saviour complex and a quiet meditation on grief in the era of climate change.