“Prinsesa” film idea – the back story

Posted on August 21st, by prinsesafilm in Bullying, Crew, News. Comments Off on “Prinsesa” film idea – the back story

A film about a child’s gender identity, but inspired by the Singkil dance? How did THAT get started?

According to story author, Drew Stephens, it all began as an homage to one of the Philippines most iconic and colorful traditional tales, the Singkil. For centuries, performers and parents have been handing down stories like the Singkil to new generations, and for good reason. “It is an imaginative and empowering tale, and the kulintang music and precision dancing have made it a long time personal favorite.”

But storytelling can affect each person differently – especially children.  Drew says that he also wanted to honor the difficult questions parents face every day. “Who are the heroes and role models in our stories and why? What if modern children don’t always see themselves in the stories we tell?  What if a little girl doesn’t see herself … Read More »

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