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Nanay’s Lullaby

Directed by Drew Stephens

Nanay’s Lullaby focuses on a Filipino-American family that has been torn apart by religious beliefs, traditions and ego. Arnel has finally found comfort in his own skin after being ostracized by his domineering father, ultra-religious older sister and their ambivalent mother. When the mother is struck by a mysterious illness, the brother and sister clash over doing what they think is best.

Writer/Director Drew Stephens has collaborated on many dozens of film projects that have screened around the world, including the award-winning short films “Prinsesa,” “VDA: Tape 96” and “Bound 4 Heaven.” Drew was a TV & Radio presenter in Thailand and was the original TV host for Electric City LGBT TV in San Francisco. For the past decade, Drew has also been conducting workshops to encourage aspiring filmmakers to create their own independent films. Drew’s filmography is available on IMDB and at

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