The Headhunter’s Daughter
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan | 16 MIN | Philippines
Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.
|International title||A Bright Sunny Day|
|Director||Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan|
|Screenplay||Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan|
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan is a filmmaker and musician of Ifugao and Visayan descent born in 1996 in the Philippines. His works explore themes of trauma, spirituality and nature, told through the cosmic lens of postcolonial spaces and Indigenous identities. His works have been selected at festivals such as the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival where he won the International Student Jury Prize as well as the International Jury Special Mention for his short film Hilum in 2020. In 2022, his film The Headhunter’s Daughter received the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film at the Sundance Film Festival and the Gold Hugo at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival.
FILMOGRAPHY: Hilum (2021), Talimpusod Patungo Sa Paraiso (2019)
Chicago International Film Festival
Sundance International Film Festival
… among others