Sunday Beauty Queen

Baby Ruth Villarama | Philippines, Hong Kong | 2016 | 94 minutes

SYNOPSIS

Beneath Hong Kong’s glittering facade, Filipinos working as domestic helpers work in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity.

OTHER DETAILS

Production Company
Voyage Studios
TBA Studios

Website
Facebook page

PROGRAMS PARTICIPATED

Good Pitch² Southeast Asia 2017

ACHIEVEMENT

In Competition, World Premiere
Busan International
Film Festival
2016

Audience Choice Award
Cinemasia
Film Festival
2017

Best Picture
Metro Manila
Film Festival
2016

Official Selection
Far East
Film Festival
2017

Official Selection
DOK.fest
Munich
2017

Official Selection
Hot Docs International
Film Festival
2017

BIFF Mecenat Fund
Asian Network of
Documentaries
2016

FILMMAKERS

Sunday Beauty Queen-Baby Ruth

BABY RUTH VILLARAMA
DIRECTOR

Baby Ruth has been involved in documentary co-productions for more than 10 years in the Southeast Asia, from Philippines’ broadcast channel ABS-CBN, to international TV co-productions with MediaCorp, NHK, EuroNews, and NatGeo. She’s part of Voyage Studios, Film Producers Society, DokyuPeeps, and Phillipines’ National Commission for Culture and the Arts on Cinema. She is a Chevening scholar of the British government who finished her post-graduate degree in Film Marketing and Distribution in 2015, and was awarded the British Council’s Social Impact Award in 2018. She has just become member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her notable works include: Jazz in Love (2013), Little Azkals (2014), Sunday Beauty Queen (2016).

Sunday Beauty Queen-Chuck Guitirez

CHUCK GUTIERREZ
PRODUCER, EDITOR

Chuck Gutierrez is a multi-awarded film editor and producer. His works have championed Filipino cinema in major film festivals around the globe including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Pusan, London, Tokyo and New York. He is the co-founder of Voyage Studios which produces new breed of Philippine independent cinemas with respected directors, writers and cinematographers in the Philippines today.

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