The Blossoming of the Country MaidenDirected by Caloy Soliongco
Jose Nepomuceno dreams of making the first Filipino Feature Film. His first day on set is marred with many mishaps, making him question his hopes and dreams of becoming the First Filipino Filmmaker. Atang de la Rama, who at the time of filming is already a star in her own right, becomes increasingly hard to work with as the shoot progresses. The members of the crew start to lose patience with the newbie mistakes of Nepomuceno. He must figure out how to get everyone on the same page, or otherwise throw the dream of making the First Filipino Film away, for good.
Caloy Soliongco is a TVC Director on weekdays, and independent filmmaker and video artist on weekends. His most recent short film, “Ang Pagdadalaga ng Dalagang Bukid” (The Blossoming of the Country Maiden), won the jury prize and best musical score at the 2021
International Silent Film Festival Manila. His short film “Katipunan” was nominated as best short film in the 2012 Gawad Urian. He has also screened works in the Cinemalaya International Film Festival, San Diego Filipino Film Festival, Gawad CCP, the Luang Prabang International Film Festival, and the Moscow International Film Festival. His work as a TVC director has won awards at D&AD, Gong CCA, Spikes, and Kidlat, among others.