Chloe Veloso, the director of this short film ‘Mother Of Perpetual Help (Inahan sa Kanunayng Panabang)’, is a Cebu-based filmmaker who’s currently pursuing the M.A in Cinema Studies in the University of San Carlos.
She’s the founder of Amateur Creative Thespians of UP, and her notable works include ‘A Smile for Evelyn (Pahiyom Alang Kang Evelyn), ‘Daniella’s True Love ( Ang Gugmang Ti-unay ni Daniella)’, ‘Dark Skies (Dag-um)’, and ‘Mother-Father (Ina-Tay)’ which was a finalist in the New Breed Shorts Category at the 2014 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
A scene from ‘Mother Of Perpetual Help (Inahan sa Kanunayng Panabang)’
We asked her a few questions about her Viddsee Juree Awards entry!
Q1 – What is the inspiration behind this short film?
We produced the film for the Sinulog Film Festival last 2016. It’s a religious festival and the theme that year was the Holy Eucharist. So we made a story about a struggling family and placed metaphors within the film relating to the Holy Eucharist.
Q2 – Could you share with us what your main challenges were in putting this together, and how did you overcome them?
The main challenge we faced during production was the budget. Since we only had a limited budget we worked with a minimal cast and crew.
Watch this film about three brothers quarrelling over the care of their sick mother and rights of their ancestral home. Only a prayer can save them.
Mother Of Perpetual Help is one of the ten finalists of the Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines competition, a filmmaker community initiative to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia. Check out the rest here.