WELLSPRING – dir. Jeffrey Smith Quizon

Original Film Title: BUKAL

Director’s Name: Jeffrey Smith Quizon

Writer’s Name: Jeffrey Smith Quizon, Ken Kwek

Producer: Jeffrey Smith Quizon

Country of Origin: Philippines

Country of Filming: Philippines

Language: Tagalog

Runtime: 24 minutes 41 seconds

Film Description:

One day in Mindanao, an open barrel with a hazard label is seen floating in a river. Nobody knows where the barrel came from, but soon scores of villagers who use the river for fishing, washing and cooking are dead.

A decade later, the river has disappeared in the heat of a catastrophic drought. In the surrounding jungle, only one source of clean water remains: a bukal, a hidden wellspring.

Here, two opposing factions of soldiers converge in their search for the wellspring, knowing that whoever controls the last vestige of water, controls the territory.