The Headhunter's Daughter

Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan



15 min






Iloko Filipino


Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.


Selected at Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner


“We were entranced by this poetic and dream-like film, which follows its character’s intimate journey with gorgeous cinematography and direction and acting, capturing a unique sense of place.” - Sundance Jury Statement



  • Sundance Film Festival | Shorts ProgramGrand Jury Prize
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival | International Competition
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia | Asia International & Japan
  • Sydney Film Festival

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Ammin Acha-ur
  • Script:Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
  • Cinematographer:Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
  • Editor:Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
  • Sound design & mix:Henry Hawks
  • Music:Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan, Ammin Acha-ur
  • VXF:Keaton Mcquarrie
  • Producer:Hannah Schierbeek
  • Production Company:Prima Materia Pictures

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