Apri Mud

Duration: 24 min
Languages: Filipino, Ilocano
Location: Moncada, Tarlac, Philippines

Writer/Director: TJ Collanto
Producer: Carlo Francisco Manatad, Jiajun ‘Oscar’ Zhang

Cora (27) returns to her provincial hometown with a film crew shooting a military drama and promises of bringing more business to the area. Realizing too late the disruption this causes, she and her team do their best to mitigate problems before the last shot of the evening; a broken water pipe, cluttered bullet shells, poor crew living conditions, noise disturbances and road blockages. The quiet volcano sits silently above them all.