Rebekah files for sole custody for her young daughter Amaya. But this doesn’t sit well with her estranged husband Jay. Amid the custody battle, Rebekah finds another “Amaya” under the bed. When the other Amaya emerges, Rebekah feels the motherly connection that she lost with her daughter. The other Amaya insists that she is the real Amaya trapped under the bed because of a curse, and the other one is the impostor. Wanting to start a new life with the other Amaya, Rebekah seeks to set her free. But to do that, she needs to kill the impostor.
Coleen Garcia, Queenzy Calma, Karl Medina, Cara Gonzales, Elora Españo
DIRECTOR Roman S. Perez Jr.
SCREENPLAY Enrique Villasis
EDITOR Chrisel Desuasido
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Rodolfo Z. Amandy Jr.
MUSIC SCORER Emerzon Texon
SOUND DESIGNER Immanuel Verona
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Junebert Cantila
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Mary Ann S. Perez
In filmmaking, it is very important to tell not just the truth about society but also the things that society is afraid of or it deems inconvenient to talk about. Kaluskos is a psychological domestic thriller about domestic violence: a mother who has challenges performing her expected role that makes her look bad to other people. In the story, we can see a mother-daughter relationship challenged by different factors.
In preparation of doing the film, we examined a kind of feminism that exists from within, which also presents a mental health movement in regards to domestic violence. This film reminds us not to belittle women, especially mothers, as they continue to find ways in solving different problems in whatever ways in the society we live in.