12 Weeks

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12 Weeks
Status Development
Country The Philippines

Synopsis

Forty-year-old Alice is on the brink of having a middle-age mental and emotional breakdown. After finally ending her toxic relationship with Ben who is 13 years her junior, she discovers that she is carrying his child. Alice’s first instinct is to have the pregnancy terminated. Torn between terminating the pregnancy and the prospect of be-coming a single mom, a transformation occurs in Alice’s life. As she explores the world of first-term pregnancy, she learns what it means to let go of the toxic things in her life; how to be a better friend to another woman, a mother who’s also in the verge of despair; and finally, how to be a daughter to her own estranged mother. And just when she’s finally decided to keep the baby, she loses it.

Director

Anna Isabelle Matutina graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with a degree in Broadcast Communication. She became a sought-after editor for Independent Cinema figureheads. She currently works as a director and editor for the documentary program “I-Witness” where she has bagged multiple local and international awards including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2009 and a nomination for the International Emmy Awards in 2013.

Producer

Jules Katanyag is a producer, writer and director for television and film. He has written over a hundred local soap opera episodes and directed the recently concluded series "Babawiin ko ang Lahat" on GMA Network, filmed during the pandemic. He co-founded the production house Digital Dreams Inc, a one-stop production house and film company that creates engaging and relevant cinema and content in this era of transitioning entertainment platforms.

Danzen Santos Katanyag is a writer, producer, media entrepreneur and part-time faculty at De La Salle University. She is President and Executive Producer of Digital Dreams Inc., a rising boutique production company house that creates local and international meaningful content for the evolving media plat-forms. She wrote an award-winning short documentary on teens working as divers, several women empowerment stories and documentary-dramas on love and romance. She has also managed the creative content and production for international media giants such as Fox Sports, Fox International Channels, now Disney, Discovery Channel, the NBA and True Digital Group. Currently, she creates children’s stories through Blankie Books, her self-published book series with a Youtube channel counterpart.
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