A Middle Aged-Filipino Immigrant Contemplates Life as His Parents Age

Directed and Written by Martin Edralin
Produced by Martin EdralinPriscilla Galvez
Starring Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang,
Vangie Alcasid, Pablo Quiogue, Isys Szuky, Maximus Szuky

WORLD PREMIERE – 2021 SXSW Film Festival – Narrative Feature Competition

Joshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life. He pleads with God to find him a wife for fear of being alone forever.  When his mother suddenly passes he quits his job to look after his father full-time. Inexperienced at taking care of anyone, including himself, Joshua struggles with his father’s care. Help arrives when a cousin visits from abroad whose warmth and nurturing breathes new life into the home and stirs confused emotions in him. ISLANDS playfully explores the Filipino diaspora experience in an offbeat story of filial duty and adult puppy love.