RUNNING TIME: 12m 40s
SYNOPSIS: Babu Jalhana (Aunt Jalhana) is leading a gathering of Tausug Christ’s believers in the outskirts of Sulu. She is being discipled by Angel and Joy, two missionaries from the cities. Amidst the challenge of the ongoing pandemic, persecution of their faith and her physical disability, she perseveres strongly in her devotion together with other believing women in the village.
Rhallyn Joy M. Abad as Babu Jalhana
Josephine O. Northup as Joy
Elixir Eury L. Misoles as Ridzmar
Rogel Mae V. Morgia as Hana
Jomabae B. Tidalgo as Angel
Evelyn L. Misoles as Farida
Lorenza L. Galera as Saida
Angelie V. Morgia as BHW
Director: Ram Esteban Estael
Producer: Shirley O. Bacas
Production Manager: Joshua P. Ebo
Assistant Director: Cris Angelyn L. Abalos
Director of Photography: Christian Don D. Melloria
Sound Director: Harvie John O. Bacas
Hair and Make-up: Daniela Raye Ymabel E. Gerodias
Scriptwriter: Clint B. Abalos
Musical Composer: Dave C. Lanticse
Sound Utility: Lemuel Shem C. Pascua
Cameraman: Hartzel Jade O. Bacas
Ram Esteban Estael
Joshua P. Ebo
Christian Don D. Melloria
Hartzel Jade O. Bacas
Amancio S. Minguita Jr.
Marvie Joy Degorio
Location Manager: Engelyn L. Tagleong
Marketing Producer: Charis Doreen S. Pedrosa
Love E. Aduana
Lorylene C. Pedroso
Nilgen P. Ebo
Merlyn E. Estael
Ram Esteban Estael
Ram is an independent film director and a philanthropist born and raised in Agusan Sur.
This Manobo young leader and aspiring film documentarist was immersed in community volunteerism way back in 2013-2019, serving far-flung and poor villages of the Bangsamoro Region. He represented various youth conferences and training, both national and international, and became an active youth coach to his peers and an adviser to several organizations. The range of his experiences celebrate stories that led him into filmmaking. Despite being new to film in 2020, Ram gained a masterclass scholarship from the Mowelfund Film Institute. He has received both local and international training, helping him hone his craft. He has won awards and recognition from film festivals like QCinema, Dokyubata, Sundayag, Cinemalaya, Gawad Esquimbing-Escandor, and many more. He has also been part of the Philippine delegation to Cannes 2021.
Ram’s advocacies in mental health, soul care, environmental protection, and media became his standpoint for his current endeavor where he usually channels his inspirational talks and films. He founded Shine for Jesus Camps, GFAAGC Media Team, Creative Team and Vineyard Films--a media production which gathers youth volunteers who are passionate in media art forms.
At present, this adventurous, forbearing, and detail-oriented leader is a member of MoveIn Philippines and the Managing Director of Shelter Now Filipinas, a humanitarian aid organization that helps the people of the Near and Middle East.