Official Selection (Academy Award-qualifying): DOC NYC 2017, New York, New York
Official Selection (Winner: Best Documentary): Kerry Film Festival 2017, Killarney, Ireland
Official Selection: Independent Women Short Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
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
WHERE IS THE LINE BETWEEN COUNTRY AND ANCESTRY?
“Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)” is a short essay documentary meditating on personal and cultural identity through the story of Apo Whang Od, an indigenous tribal tattooist in the northern Philippines, the stories of the travellers from the Philippine diaspora who come to see her, and the story of director Jill Damatac Futter, visiting her father's ancestral home for the first time.
T H E C R E W
• JILL DAMATAC FUTTER // Director/DOP, Producer, Writer, Editor // jilldamatacfutter.com
Based in London, England, raised in the U.S., and born in the Philippines, Jill Damatac Futter is a photographer who segued into documentary film, with previous photographic work, a series on undocumented immigrants, featured in TIME.com. Her first film, "Blood + Ink (Dugo at Tinta)" comes from her thesis work for an MA in Documentary Film at University of the Arts London - London College of Communication. She aims to continue her documentary work by focusing on stories from the Philippine diaspora.
• 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
(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Derlen & Mayumi Chiu
CHRISTINE CRUZ WOLFE
Harry & Danielle Figgie
RUTH & IAN FUTTER
Emily & Matt Hyland
R. Janson / AMERICAN MOM LLC
BEN MITTON & RHIANNON BALLINGER
AUDREY ANN STOFFLE
LEVI & KATIE STOLOVE
MELODY & CRAIG TOWE
ALEXANDER & LEAH TSIRIGOTIS
DAVID & CERI WADDINGTON
THE WELSH FAMILY
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