Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 27th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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Among the soil
A lonely gardener of a secluded property is unable to cope with his hired helps’ sudden resignation.
Francis Luta is a Canadian filmmaker, born in the Philippines, with works ranging from fiction and non-fiction. He started out as a graphic designer in Toronto Canada, then moved to Berlin Germany to work as an installation artist intern for art duo ‘GodsDogs’ while working two part-time jobs as an art director for galeries ‘Michael Janssen’ and ‘Loop Raum’. One year later he moved back to Toronto to exhibit his first-ever solo art show “Trichophilia” in 2011. He then became an Art Director and curator for Eastern European art gallery ‘Bezpala Brown’. In 2012 he shifted his focus on videography. He directed the short film “Seeing” in 2014, produced by Oscar-winning cinema lens company Cooke Optics. In 2015 he directed a short documentary “The Hammer Band: Music Child” that won Best Music Video at the Toronto Short Film Festival. In 2016 he directed a short biography film on Adam Shoalts “Explorer” which premiered at the Victoria Film Festival. The same year his social commentary documentary “Project Gelb” premiered at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. In 2017 he wrote and directed a short horror film “Vivid” produced by Canon Canada. His most recent projects include his first feature-length documentary “Alone Across The Arctic” and biopic “Brent Everett x”.