Fate played a cruel hand, merging their careless relationship with money and morality to a tragic end.
She’s a midwife and single parent who was in debt, he’s an odd job worker who worked for small change.
Despite their financial trouble, they managed to put a smile on other people’s faces.
The midwife spent well for his son by buying him all the conveniences that she can spend for including gadgets that they can’t afford.
The man found time to share his gains with those who are lesser than him, but he also looked away when crime happened.
But when these two people’s paths cross they are pushed to confront their relationship with money, and humanity. Instead of helping each other out, they try to make a quick buck.
The price, five thousand pesos; the true cost, their firstborns.
‘Five Thousand’ was featured at the Quisumbing Escandor Film Festival for Maternal Health and the Pandayang Lino Brocka New Media and Film Festival in the Philippines, Sea Scope Cinema Film Seminar in Indonesia.
It was a finalist at the Cinemanila International Film Festival under the Young Cinema Category and was the National Winner at the Kodak Film School Competition.