Kenneth Lim Dagatan’s horror thriller In My Mother’s Skin is set to be revealed as the first co-production between the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
Scheduled to start filming in mid-June with actress and Instagram star Beauty Gonzalez, the project is set to be announced tomorrow (May 21) by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) at their joint pavilion in the Riviera’s International Village.
The story follows a girl who trusts a flesh-eating fairy to save her dying mother when they are left behind in an isolated mansion, near the end of the Second World War. The female-led cast also includes Angeli Bayani from Anthony Chen’s Camera d’Or-winning Ilo Ilo; Jasmine Curtis-Smith from the Filipino remake of Korean series Descendants Of The Sun; and young actress Felicity Kyle Napuli.
The project has received government funding from IMDA’s Southeast Asia co-production fund, Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA)’s Taiwan’s International Co-funding Programme (TICP) and FDCP’s International Co-Production Fund (ICOF).
It is produced by Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew, both from Philippines-based Epicmedia Productions, Huang Junxiang from Singapore’s Zhao Wei Films, Stefano Centini from Taiwan’s Volos Films and Lim Teck from Singapore’s Clover Films.
Manila-based director Dagatan made his feature debut Ma in 2018 as the first original film for Philippine broadcast network ABS-CBN’s VOD streaming service iWant. The horror feature was also screened at the New York Asian Film Festival.