Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

On July 7, 2009, Michael Jackson’s funeral captures the attention of an entire nation when it broadcasts throughout The Philippines. That same day, Boy Manatad buys a "son" who can drink and smoke to impress his hyper-masculine father, Rodrigo. However, when Rodrigo and his friends take to the child as one their own, Boy is forced to come to terms with his own insecurities...and Michael Jackson.

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Andrew Stephen Lee



Director: Andrew Stephen Lee
Executive Producer: Valerie Martinez
Producer: Caleb Negassa
Screenwriter: Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli, and Emre Gulcan
Cinematographer: Andrew Christen Crighton
Editor: Andrew Stephen Lee
Production Designer: Steff Dereja
Sound Designer: Julian Evans
Music: Zeke Khaseli
Principal Cast: Jon Norman Schneider, Reynald Raissel Santos, Rafael Roco Jr.
Additional Credits: Co-Producers: Carlo Francisco Manatad and Mica Coburn, Line Producer: Persian Apple Jalandoni Maglinte, Assistant Director: Mikee dela Cruz


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Narrative Short
Country: ["Philippines"]
Language: Tagalog, English
Runtime: 21:05 mins