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When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is building in Singapore, she is forced to choose between her personal aspirations and family responsibilities back home.
Intended for ages 13 & up (contains some adult themes)
Directors: Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman
Together Joel and Patrick have been able to harness their skills to create a unique and complimentary collaboration. They have developed an ethno-narrative style of filmmaking that has been widely lauded for its unique perspective and handling of real locations and non-actors. Their work focuses upon socially important issue and has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Patrick and Joel began working together in 2005 on the feature documentary Needle Through Brick about the degradation of traditional culture in modern Asia that was filmed on location in Malaysian Borneo. The film won the Silver Palm award at the Mexico International Film festival, screened at the Museum of Moving Image in NYC, has been seen by over a million people online, and has been released as a DVD and video on demand. They partnered again in 2009 to make the award winning short Daud. Daud screened as festivals around the world and won the Kathryn Tucker Windham Award for storytelling. Building off the success of Daud, they wrote and directed their debut feature narrative David in 2011. David has screened at over 70 festivals worldwide, and won numerous prizes including the prestigious Ecumenical Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film festival, Best feature at the San Luis Obispo film festival and was honored with Special mention at the Religion Today film festival in Italy. Critically acclaimed, David is currently being distributed internationally by Ruth Diskin Films.