August 15, 2017
NYU NewsDoc alum Joseph Israel Laban Has Officially Entered the World of Fiction, Winning Big at Cinemalaya
Joseph Israel Laban’s film “Baconaua,” won three major awards at the Cinemalaya Awards Night: Special Jury Prize, Best Director and Best Cinematography.
“After a particularly strong squall, a sleepy fishing village on a tiny island in Southern Tagalog wakes up to an astonishing sight – their sea has turned red. Floating on their waters are thousands of apples. No one knows where they came from. Some suspect this is a bad omen from the baconaua – a creature of myth. Few believe it to be a miracle from heaven, while others fear a more sinister source.”