Centred around two brave transgender women who find the resilience of their friendship tested over the course of one chaotic midnight, KOKURYO: THE UNTOLD STORY OF NN. UNDAS 2019 is a squalid short story of a midnight gone wrong. Mindy Jane has just won the Bb Undas 2019. While de-dragging and untucking backstage, she opens the envelope containing the cash prize and is shocked to discover that half the money has gone!
Mindy Jane immediately tells Diding, her best friend, and then decides to embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous robbery.
From fighting against drunk transphobes, blasting at the sponsor’s house and being summoned to the Barangay Hall, their rip-roaring odyssey leads through the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride of a lifetime.
Diokko Manuel P. Dionisio is a student filmmaker from Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, currently in his fourth years as an AB Film major in De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. His major influences in filmmaking are the works from the second golden age of Philippine cinema. His works reflect Filipino culture, especially the local queer scene.
Best Film, Best Narrative, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design at Piling Obreng Vidvo, Quezon City; 2nd Best Film, Best Female Performance, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design at Sinepiyu; Selected for Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival