Whether the Weather is Fine
Fall Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: POST-PRODUCTION
‘Whether the Weather is Fine’ follows Miguel after he wakes up in the chaos of Typhoon Haiyan, which destroyed Tacloban—a coastal city in the Philippines, in November 2013. Rumours of another incoming storm are spreading like wildfire, and Miguel roams the ravaged city with the two women in his life, his mother Norma, and his friend Andrea. As a rescue ship bound for Manila docks at the port, Miguel must decide whether to stay home with the only people he has ever truly known or evacuate and leave his past behind.
- Carlo Francisco Manatad
- Carlo Francisco Manatad, Giancarlo Abrahan V, Jeremie Dubois
- Armi Rae Cacanindin
About the Director
Carlo Francisco Manatad is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His films have been selected and screened at major international film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Locarno, Busan, and Clermont Ferrand, to name a few. Manatad is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Docnet Campus Project, Tokyo Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. He is currently working on his first feature film, 'Whether the Weather is Fine'. The project is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund, Globe Studios and the Talents Tokyo Fellowship Fund, Aide des Cinema du Monde, Vision Sud Est and the World Cinema Fund. It has also participated at the EAVE Ties That Bind, La Fabrique Des Cinema du Monde – Cannes, Torino Film Lab – FeatureLab360 and the Cinefondation L’Atelier in Cannes.
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.