Teoriyais a story about loss that centers on the film’s main character, Jimmuel Apostol II. After hearing the news that his father has passed away, Jim goes back home to Zamboanga City after leaving ten years ago in bad terms with his father. He arrives in Zamboanga only to find that his father has already been buried and he doesn’t know where. Jim takes a journey around the Zamboanga peninsula and ultimately into his own self, finding the missing piece of his life.
Zurich Chan is an independent filmmaker based in Zamboanga City. Growing up in a video rental store for ten years, this has been his basis into writing scripts and his visual style. The nature of his filmmaking delves into topics of loneliness and existentialism. Teoriya is his first salvo at being at the director’s helm of a feature length film. According to Zurich, his journey into filmmaking is looking for the true meaning of loneliness in any shape, form or situation because, accordingly, all of us are really and truly just separate beings who are, in this world, essentially alone. Writing all his scripts in Chavacano, combined with his unique visual style makes his films nothing less but different.
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Cinematography-Dexter Dela Pena, Editing-Chuck Gutierrez, Production Design-Paul Marquez, Music-Nani Naguit, Line Producer-Charlene Chiong, Associate Producer-Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez, Written, Produced and Directed by Zurich Chan