In Person: Jul 11, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022
Online: Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022
Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022


Directed by: Nicole Mairose Dizon
Duration: 8 minutes
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After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race to reverse its terrifying supernatural side effects.
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Logline: After an insecure folk artist seeks out skin whitening cream to cope with everyday life, she must race to reverse its terrifying supernatural side effects.

Full Synopsis:
While painting a portrait of indigenous Aeta natives in the Philippines, Ciara Morena, an insecure folk artist, runs out of brown paint to complete her piece. At the art store, she hesitates to pick up the darker brown paint after thinking about her mother’s warnings about becoming too dark under the sun. To top it off, she overhears customers talking about tanning and skin whitening pills and faces a tenant who mistakes her for a facility employee due to her appearance. Fed up with the triggers and microaggressions, Ciara resorts to skin whitening cream after she sees an ad. When the cream arrives the next day, she tests it out and begins to hallucinate flashes of her ancestor, a Kalinga Warrior. As the side effects and hallucinations worsen, Ciara discovers a side effect of the product and must rush to the hospital before it erases every trace of her existence...and her.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Studio: Dissonance
Producers: Nicole Mairose DizonLoren Maxine
From: United States
Produced In: United States
Writers: Nicole Mairose Dizon
Lead Actors: Alex TobiasSid Mascardo
Supporting Actors: Rachanee LumaynoFlorence MaeNancy RumagitArnold HornNiko De La RosaAnna SugiuraDiana Paraiso
Key Crew: Tim TodaCalvin ChinJaimie PanganIvy LiaoDerek De Los AngelesSean R. GarciaStefan LaToureManny AroyoAndrea Kutcher

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