Sunday 16 June – 15.30
The Queen’s Head, 78 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LP
In 1938, Philippine President Manuel Quezon, future U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, and several other notable figures set out to rescue Jewish refugees from the ghettos of Germany and Austria. What seems within their power at first, turns out to be fraught with astronomical obstacles. On top of this, Quezon must battle a relapse of tuberculosis. In his final days, Quezon asks the question “Could I have done more?” before recollecting one of the least known, but most uplifting stories in Philippine history.
Director Biography: Matthew Rosen
Matthew Rosen has been lighting and directing since 1983 winning more than 50 awards for his work. He has directed and photographed over 900 commercials for clients such as Coke, Pepsi, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Unilever,
Proctor and Gamble, and Nestle to name but a few. He has also directed and photographed numerous Music Videos and T.V. content including segments for BBC Children’s shows Tronji and Open A Door. Recent work includes the TV series The Boston, A Kitchen Musical.
He is a pioneer in the data post production field and founder of Underground Logic, one of the first data post houses in Asia, and, Kinetek Equipment, manufacturer of innovative production equipment prototypes.
Awards include IABC Gold Quill Award of Merit Quebec 1991, Best Director in the Phil. Araw Awards 1995, Best Cinematographer in the Asian Ad Congress 1994, Bronze Award Best Public Service Ad at the London Midsummer Film Festival 1996.
CATEGORY: FEATURE NARRATIVE, FIRST FILM
RUNNING TIME: 126 mins
- Director: Matthew Rosen
- Writer: Janice Perez, Dean Rosen
- Producer: Lorena H Rosen, Carlo L Katigbak, Olivia M Lamasan, Linggit Tan-Marasigan
- Cast: Raymond Bagatsing, James Paolelli, Billy Ray Gallion