2021 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long, 2nd Prize

To Calm the Pig Inside (Ang Pagpakalma sa Unos)


Old Fool Films

To Calm the Pig Inside is a contemplation on the effects a typhoon leaves on a seaside city. Myths are woven in to try to understand how people cope with the devastation and trauma. A girl divulges fragments of her own memory of her grandmother and mother to tie in the experiences she felt visiting this ravaged port city. A patient and poetic film, To Calm the Pig Inside gives insight into the aftermaths of extreme weather events. 

Production team

    Writer/Director/Producer: Joanna Vasquez Arong

    Photographer: Veejay Villafranca

    Photographer: Piyavit Thongsa-Ard

    Associate Producer: Erica Brenner

    Associate Producer: JM Rodriguez

    Associate Producer: Christopher Clower

    Camera: James Reynolds

    Camera: Mark Thomas

    Camera: Christian Linaban

    Aerial Video/Photos: Christopher Darza

    Editor: Lawrence S. Ang

    Editor: Pao Sancho-Dalisay

    Sound Designer/Mix: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

    Composer: Evgueni Galperine