Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2022

The Headhunters Daughter

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan / Philippines / 2021 / 15 min / Colour / Unknown / In English, Ilokano / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

Lynn leaves her family behind to try her luck in the city as a country singer in this Sundance awarded short about the erosion and ultimate replacement of indigenous cultural traditions.

Director

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan is an independent filmmaker born of Ifugao and Visayan descent. Eblahan’s works explore themes of trauma, spirituality, and nature told through the cosmic lens of post-colonial spaces and indigenous identities. In 2021, Eblahan’s film ‘Hilum’ won the Student Prize and received Special Mention from the International Jury at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Credits

Screenwriter
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Producer
Hannah Schierbeek
Cinematographer
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Editor
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Music
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
Cast
Ammin Acha-ur, Karla Prol Rev G. Naogsan, Pablo Quintos, Paul Brian Tulioc Baldoza, Shekinah Cudao