Vera, a 33-year-old Filipino-American born and raised in New York, deals with her estranged father, Pablo, who has dementia. She hires Jhason, an undocumented Filipino nurse who is new in the city, but soon realizes that Jhason is not just who he says he is and that her father has a secret that he has been trying all his life to keep – and now, finally, to forget. It is a secret that makes Vera question everything she knows about herself.
Ida Anita del Mundo is a writer, filmmaker, and musician. Her first film, K’na, the Dreamweaver, premiered at the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Prize. It won Best of Show at the 2015 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and has been screened around the world. K’na the Dreamweaver is the first feature film about the T’boli people of South Cotabato, Mindanao and the first film in the T’boli language.
Ida is a member of the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema and is a screenwriting and directing teacher at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in Manila, Philippines.
She has an MFA in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila. She recently graduated with a Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
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