Tilad a live-action short feature on the relationship and communication among today's youth over the internet

Date of Publication


Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts


College of Liberal Arts



Thesis Adviser

Jose J. Reyes

Defense Panel Chair

Gerardo Mariano

Defense Panel Member

John Wong
Edward Cabagnot
Vicente Groyon


Tilad is a short feature about a young man and a young woman who have been meeting sporadically on the Internet. Having not met each other personally, and completely unaware of each other's true identities, they nevertheless take into each other's company consoling themselves with small and other trivial matters.

That all changed, however, when the young man, who is quite curious of his chat mates background, asks the young woman to detail her personal life to him. Not wanting to paint a poor image of her true self, she elaborates a huge lie about her life at home, painting a mental portrait of a perfect family to her inquirer.

Tilad is a character study on the behavior and cunning of the youth collective known as Generation Me, as they use the medium they were raised on either as an outlet, something for their advantage, or both. These individuals are notorious for having the need to look good in the eyes of their peers, as they crave for attention and praise. This feature also reflects on how family life plays an important part in the child's development, especially now in this period where disaffected youngsters increasingly pressure themselves into being accepted by society due to the arrival of social media.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

54 leaves : illustrations (some colored) ; 28 cm.

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