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EVERY LINE OF PINE SOOT A TALISMAN.

 

 
 
 

TRAILER

FESTIVALS

Official Selection: Short Sighted Cinema - The Shortest Nights 2017, London, United Kingdom
Official Selection: Fastnet Film Festival 2017, West Cork, Ireland
Featured: Festival de Cannes - Short Film Corner 2017, Cannes, France

ABOUT THE FILM

E X P L O R I N G   I D E N T I T Y

Conceived as a portrait documentary about a 97-year-old indigenous tribal tattooist in the Philippine mountains, this film evolved into an intimately subjective essay documentary as the filmmaker recognised that the personal catharsis of discovering her paternal roots inevitably influenced the film's shape.  Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta) explores identity, both personal and national, through the story of Apo Whang-Od Oggay and through director Jill Damatac Futter's own story after 22 years away from the Philippines as an illegal immigrant in the United States.

W H Y  D O E S  T H I S  M A T T E R ?

We've all been asked "so, where are you from?", and "what do you do?". What is your usual response? Is that the whole story? What do we choose to share about ourselves? There are no straightforward answers; this documentary simply hopes to delve into concepts of identity and perception through the story of one of the Philippines' most respected and beloved artists.

W H E R E  C A N  W E  S E E  I T ?

The film wrapped up post-production on 2 December, 2016 and has been submitted to the University of the Arts London - London College of Communication as part of director Jill Damatac Futter's MA thesis. In May 2017, it will be in the Festival de Cannes as part of its Short Film Corner programme. To hear about the film's progress, subscribe to updates here.

T H E  C R E W

JILL DAMATAC FUTTER // Director/DOP, Writer, Editor // jilldamatacfutter.com

• AARON GONZALES // Production Manager, Second Camera

• DIWA TIONGSON // Additional Camera, Sound Recordist

• LOUIE AGUILAR // Production Assistant, Sound Recordist

P R O D U C E D  B Y

Jill Damatac Futter, Steven Futter, Christopher Tiu, and Aaron Gonzales

T H A N K S  T O 

 

PHOTOS

FILM BACKERS

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)



Dani Burrows

Lien Chang

Derlen & Mayumi Chiu

CHRISTINE CRUZ WOLFE

Christienne Damatac 

Alice Driver

Harry & Danielle Figgie

RUTH & IAN FUTTER

STEVEN FUTTER 

vanessa gardner

Jess Giordano

AMANDA HARDING

Emily & Matt Hyland

SARAH INGLIS

R. Janson / AMERICAN MOM LLC

ANONYMOUS

 

 

 

STEVE JOWETT

ARIEL KILEY

GRACE LAMBIOTTE

BEN MITTON & RHIANNON BALLINGER

CHARLOTTE NORUZI

MARIA PACANA

LEILA SADEGHEE

CHRISTOPHER SERAFINO

GABRIELLE SIN

AUDREY ANN STOFFLE

LEVI & KATIE STOLOVE

CHRISTOPHER TIU 

MELODY & CRAIG TOWE

ALEXANDER & LEAH TSIRIGOTIS

DAVID & CERI WADDINGTON

THE WELSH FAMILY

 

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