14/1 | 21:30 | Manila Is Full Of Men Named Boy

Philippines, USA/2018
Andrew Stephen Lee


Manila, July 7, 2009. As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout The Philippines despite terrorist attacks in the south, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father. However, when the patriarch and his friends embrace the new child as one of their own, the question must be asked: what determines who is more worthy of attention?

Andrew Stephen Lee

Andrew Stephen Lee, Neda Jebelli and Emre Gulcan

Director of Photography
Adrew Crighton

Film Editing
Andrew Stephen Lee

Film School
Columbia University

Caleb Negassa

Production Companies
OOH YOOH, Indieflip, Studio Cuento

Rafael Roco Jr., Jon Norman Schneider, Reynald Raissel Santos

20’ 30”

Andrew Stephen Lee
Director's Biography
Andrew Stephen Lee

Andrew Stephen Lee is a Filipino-American based in New York City. For three years he worked closely with Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg before becoming an MFA Candidate at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. His first film, Touch, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and also played in the 2016 International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand. Stephen received a grant from The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists for his film, The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass. His thesis from Columbia University, Manila is Full of Men Named Boy, premiered in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival.