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Directed by Stephen Lopez

Between nuclear reactors and military curfews, 14-year-old Jani lives in a dystopian world oppressively devoid of empathy. Together, she and her slippery new friend Kiefer the talking catfish gear up to strike a surreal blow for freedom. (Simon Hofmann)




Stephen Lopez graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2012 with a BS in Nursing. But due to the glut of underpaid health care professionals in his country he decided to be broke on his own terms and became a filmmaker instead.

He is an alumnus of the NAFF Fantastic Film School 2023 and he has survived in the dystopian cyberpunk city of Manila as a freelance Production Sound Recordist, Sound Designer and sometimes Writer for various films and commercials.

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Shorts Program III: Finding Elsewhere

A Q&A panel with the filmmakers will take place after the screening. Finding Elsewhere is a compilation of…

Dates & Times


AMC Plaza Bonita 14

Thu, Oct 5
11:30 am