Cinemalaya16 Short Films in Competition: QUING LALAM NING ALDO (UNDER THE SUN)

Directed by Reeden Fajardo

FILMMAKER’S STATEMENT: “Quing Lalam Ning Aldo” is a documentation of their livelihood, the sampaguita farming, and his memory of his favorite morning dish after picking sampaguita, Con Sale Ebun which is a soup similar to tinola with lemongrass but replacing chicken with eggs. These memories are the main reference for creating this film. This film explores the feeling of nostalgia and incorporating Kapampangan humor.


LOGLINE: A transgender sampaguita farmer decides to renovate their neglected kitchen as soon as she hears that her son is going home.


SYNOPSIS: Upon learning that their son is coming home after 15 years, Budang and Georgia, transgender farmers from Pampanga, decided to surprise Janjan by renovating their neglected kitchen and gather ingredients so they can cook their favorite dish “con saleng manuk” but things will not work as planned.



FILMMAKER PROFILE: REEDEN FAJARDO is a young aspiring Kapampangan filmmaker who grew up in a small barangay in Floridablanca. He is a graduate of BFA in Digital Cinema at Mapua University. He is currently an assistant director trainee and script supervisor at Star Cinema.


MAJOR CREDITS / CAST: PRODUCTION STAFF: DIRECTOR/WRITER – Reeden Fajardo; CINEMATOGRAPHY – Mel Cobrador; PRODUCTION DESIGN – Glenn Lowell Averia; SOUND DESIGN/EDITING – JasonVillegas, JaysonSantos; MUSIC – Francine Batac; EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS – Fe Domingo, Ladee Quinn Fajardo, Rolando Fajardo; PRODUCER – Vinnie Veronica Valenzuela; CONSULTANT – David Corpuz


12:06 MINUTES Comedy, Drama