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In a not-too-distant future in Manila, mysterious rolling blackouts hit random parts of the city at night, during which people start to go missing. The only way to survive being caught out during a blackout is to find a safehouse: a house with no windows which nobody has ever seen or been inside of. A group of four friends think it's all an elaborate hoax…until they find themselves in the midst of one such blackout. Will they make it through the night? www.facebook.com/midnightinaperfectworld / IG: @midnightinaperfectworldfilm

“Distrust of authority, not to mention a government that gaslights us with a perceived sense of affluence, has been a constant layer of our lives. I was born into it, and it reaches back as far as my father’s generation, who not only came out of World War II but also lived through the Martial Law era, which the film is something of a callback to.”—DODO DAYAO

Dodo Dayao has been actively writing about film and making short films and video installations since 2007. His first feature, Violator, won four awards at the 2014 Cinema One Originals Festival, including Best Picture. This is his second feature; it has premiered and competed at festivals such as Fantasia Film Festival (AQCC-Camera Lucida Special Mention Prize), ToHorror Fantastic Film Fest (Best Film), and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.

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    91 minutes
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  • Director
    Dodo Dayao
  • Screenwriter
    Dodo Dayao
  • Producer
    Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
  • Executive Producer
    Quark Henares
  • Cast
    Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Glaiza de Castro, Anthony Falcon
  • Cinematographer
    Albert Banzon, Gym Lumbera
  • Editor
    Lawrence S. Ang
  • Production Design
    Benjamin Padero, Carlo Tabije
  • Sound Design
    Corinne de San Jose