Returning Home – PAUWI

Short Film, 2015

Moises, 45, picks up his terminally ill brother, whom he hasn’t seen in years, from the hospital. He brings him home to the countryside of Northern Philippines, and seizes this last opportunity to try to connect with him.


Runtime: 12:30
Directed By: Thomas Wood
Written By: Thomas Wood
Produced By: Alexandra Hsu, Noel Mallonga, Thomas Wood
Cinematography By: Cole Stamm
Edited By: Thomas Wood, David Soto
Starring: Moises Magisa, Daniel Magisa
Production Companies: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia, Alexandra House Productions

Film & Accolades

  • BAFTA US Short Film Awards 2015 shortlisted
  • NYU Tisch Asia First Run Festival – 1st Grand Prize, Craft Awards for Directing, Editing, Original Score (Los Angeles, June 2015)
  • Paris Short Film Festival – Official Selection (France, May 2015)
  • Madrid International Film Festival – Official Selection (Spain, July 2015)
  • Aberdeen Film Festival – Official Selection (Scotland, October 2015)
  • Milan International Filmmaker Festival 2015 – Official Selection (Italy, November 2015)
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection (Canada, November 2015)


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