It Comes By Night
Spring Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
When men turn up dead, the old folks whisper of the “aswang“—a shapeshifting beast from folklore. In Manila, bodies pile up, and lives entwine as the state wages a brutal war against drug and crime.
- Alyx Ayn Arumpac
- Alyx Ayn Arumpac
- Armi Rae Cacanindin
About the Director
Alyx Ayn Arumpac is a Filipina documentary filmmaker. She studied under the Docnomads Master Course in Europe, the University of the Philippines, and attended the Berlinale Doc Station, Talents Tokyo, Docs by the Sea, and IDFAcademy. Her documentaries have screened in Clermont-Ferrand, Winterthur, Zurich Film Festival, Jihlava, Kasseler Dokfest, Uppsala, doclisboa, Timishort, Budapest, and more. She directs and produces documentaries for one of the top TV networks in Manila. Her latest project, 'Aswang', is the first Filipino documentary to receive the Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, and is a recipient of the IDFA Bertha Classic and Europe co-production grants.
Production Company Profile
Cinematografica Films is a Philippine-based production company founded in 2005 by leading Filipino producers Arleen Cuevas, Armi Rae Cacanindin and Raya Martin. It aims to craft innovative local stories with emerging and established voices, while also promoting a fresh new way of seeing them at home and abroad. Cinematografica is committed to exploring different visions from all over the world. It specializes in international co-productions with several productions/co-productions made from the past ten years, premiering in A-list festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, and Rotterdam. 'Aswang', a creative documentary, had its world premiere at IDFA 2019 where it won the FIPRESCI Award, and went to different festivals and won the Amnesty Int'l Award at Thessaloniki and the White Goose Award at the DMZ Docs. 'Window Boy Would Also Like To Have A Submarine', our Uruguay, Brazil, Netherlands, Argentina, and Philippine co-production had its world premiere in the 2020 Berlinale Forum.
Awards and Festival History
"IDFA 2019 (WP)
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020"