Angelia Orna, Dioquino, Juralbal, Gongora, Marygrace Caraga
DIRECTOR – Daniel Magayon;
SCREENPLAY – Angelika Espejo;
CINEMATOGRAPHER – Allen Saflor;
PRODUCTION DESIGN – Ianne Leoncio;
EDITOR – Daniel Magayon;
ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE – Joaquin Perocillo;
SOUND – Elian Idioma, Joaquin Perocillo;
PRODUCERS – Von Viernes, Sean Romero;
LINE PRODUCER: Von Viernes
A night shift nurse’s action of dumping her mother’s possession attracts Batibat’s wrath.
Clara, a night shift nurse, dreams about the abusive treatment of her mother during her childhood days. This leads her to dump her mother’s most treasured possession, a small tree, without knowing that it is a batibat’s home. Because of her action, the batibat emerges and haunts her sleep. Where will her nightmares lead?
In Maudi Nga Arapaap (Last Dream), we did not highlight the evil creature or the Batibat. We wanted to focus on the story of the mother-daughter relationship and on the medication of the protagonist of sleep paralysis caused by the trauma given to her by her mother.
Because of their corrupt relationship and the action of the protagonist Clara, the Batibat would only amplify or feed on their corrupt relationship and take revenge because of what Clara did to its home.
I wanted to accomplish visually that every shot of the film should only amplify the emotion of each scene, that the technical should always help the narrative reach its maximum potential.
This project gave me the challenge to create a horror film in broad daylight. And that gave me the idea: If there is a light, there will always be a shadow, and I can use that to maximize that horror feel. To make the audience feel that even in broad daylight they are not safe and can be targeted by the evil creatures living among us.