Films 2016

Singing in Graveyards

by Bradley Liew / Malaysia, Philippines 2016 / 143' / In Competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Singing in Graveyards

Director / Bradley Liew

Screenplay / Bradley Liew, Bianca Balbuena

Cinematography / Larry Manda

Editing / Bradley Liew

Music / Pepe Smith

Sound / Mickey Macachor

Art Direction / Benjamin Padero, Carlo Tabije

Costumes / Carlo Tabije

Cast / Pepe Smith (Pepe and Joey Smith), Mercedes Cabral (Mercedes Lopez), Lav Diaz (Paul), Bernardo Bernando (Lilit), Susan Africa (Myrna), Ely Buendia (Ivan), Sunshine Teodoro (Sunshine), Matt Daclan (the producer), Joel Saracho (Joey Smith’s fan), Bianca Balbuena (Sha-Honey)

Production / Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew (Epicmedia Productions Inc.)

Associate Producers / Ruel Antipuesto, Benjamin Padero, Carlo Tabije, Jean Pasquera Antipuesto

Executive Producers / Tang Ming Hee, Bianca Balbuena, John Tan, Arlyn Magpoc, Tracy Magpoc, Tiffany Macpoc, John Alonte

World Sales / M-Appeal World Sales

Format / DCP, color

Runtime / 143 min.


Pepe, a 68-year-old impersonator of a Filipino rock legend, lives alone on the borders of reality, imagination and mysticism. One day, he is finally given the chance to open for the rock legend’s concert but he must do something neither of them has done before – write a love song.

Bradley Liew

Bradley LiewBradley Liew is a 26-year-old Malaysian independent filmmaker who works as a director, cinematographer and producer in both Malaysia and the Philippines. He is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, NAFF Fantastic Film School, Berlinale Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. His first feature film, Singing in Graveyards, was the recipient of Visions Sud Est Production Support Fund. He also producing Lav Diaz’s upcoming project When The Waves Are Gone.