She was ill. They waited on the bedridden matriarch, dreaming, scheming. It was no surprise.
Grandmother watched helplessly as her family wished and cursed her for living beyond their expectations. She’s bedridden, at their mercy, and one breath away from being killed by their scheming ways.
Her children and grandchildren are lustful, hungry. Her passing will be an opportunity to fulfil more desires. They hide nothing from each other nor from her. They waited on her, patiently.
When she finally passes, they whisper their dreams to their dead mother. It’s a strange tradition, but everyone in the family believe that they deserve everything they want.
Even as she breathed he last, this Grandmother was at their mercy. But as this broken family unite in their grief, love and respect comes from one unlikely member…
‘Waiting to Whisper’ won Best Screenplay in the Short Film category at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. It also screened at Short Shorts Film Festival in Japan, Exground Film Festival in Germany, and Shnit Short Film Festival in Switzerland.