Date of Publication
Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts
College of Liberal Arts
Jose Javier Reyes
Defense Panel Chair
Clodualdo A. del Mundo, Jr.
Defense Panel Member
Rica Leticia I. Arevalo
Edward S. Cabagnot
Deadline is a 20-minute short film that follows the story of a surly woman named Connie. Connie is a remarkably rude and selfish individual that ventures through life on her own accord. On one seemingly ordinary day, she receives a letter from Heaven, informing her that the next 48 hours of her life will be her last. This initiates her hastened journey towards self-redemption, in a place she least expected––confession. Deadline serves as a character study, centering on the development of the protagonist; whilst subsequently tackling themes of Catholicism, death, and choice in a satirical, yet reverent manner.
Interested in experimenting with the act of confession as a narrative tool, the proponents intend to compare and contrast how people would present themselves both inside and outside of the booth and study the sense of performativity involved in such an act. Looking into other films that featured confessions, it is notable that the common denominator amongst past confessional films carry themes of serious or dramatic tones.
Cinematic themes frequently expressed are that of explicit or illegal activities; such as criminal, violent, or sexual acts. Through subverting the usual cinematic tones and tropes associated with confession, Deadline aims to deliver a revelatory message of self redemption through comedic and satirical lenses.
The film was shot in 1080p MP4 format.
Short films; Short films—Production and direction
Chincuanco, N. V., Mariano, M. Q., & Ocampo, Z. C. (2020). Deadline. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etdb_comm/7
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