Grief turned into suspicion, and shock, when Hannah meets her father’s son at his wake.
Nobody told her.
It was supposed to be a peaceful wake, but Hannah is shocked to learn that her half-brother will be visiting.
The half-siblings have never met. They’re close to each other’s age. But their upbringing are very different. Hannah has been bought up in a Filipino-Chinese household. Her mother Filipino, her father Chinese. Her brother has two Chinese parents.
Suspicion and dismay soon run high when Hannah’s father’s business partner hints at favouritism towards her half-brother.
Hannah soon wonders if she has not only lost her father but also the life that he left for them. When the siblings finally talk, they realise that they are not so different after all.
Their loss was the same, and they both hoped for something better.
‘For Grandmother’ screened in film festivals in Philippines, the UK, in the US and in South Korea. It won Honorable Mention for Narrative Film at the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication Graduation Rites, three awards at the Ateneo Video Open Film Competition for Best Short Narrative, Best Screenplay and Best Production Design.