INSTANT MOMMY Full Trailer (Cinemalaya 2013)



Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial production. In the fear of losing her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, she embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her predicament. Or so she thinks.

Leo Abaya

Eugene Domingo, Yuki Matsuzaki, Luis Alandy, Rico J. Puno, Shamaine Buencamino, Tuesday Vargas, Nicco Manalo, (cameo appearances of) Angel Aquino, Madeleine Nicolas, Suzette Ranillo, Nico Antonio


Written and directed by Leo Abaya
Story-concept by Chris Martinez and Jeffrey Jeturian
Producers – Josabeth Alonso, Kris Aquino, Chris Martinez, John Victor Tence, Leo Abaya
Cinematography – Nor Domingo, Dexter de la Peña and Jan Tristan Pandy
Editing – Glenn Ituriaga
Sound – Michael Idioma
Music – Teresa Barrozo
Supervising Producer – Alemberg Ang

Leo Abaya

Leo Abaya

Leo Abaya is a visual artist whose initial involvement in the arts was in film, first as short filmmaker at the formerly UP Film Center, then as a prize-winning production designer of Chito Roño’s ”Itanong Mo Sa Buwan” and “Bakit Kay Tagal Ng Sandali?”, Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Jose Rizal” and “Muro-ami” and Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Kubrador”, among others. In 2001 he started to design sets for Dulaang UP, PETA and Tanghalang Pilipino. Leo belongs to the first batch of Ricky Lee’s Scriptwriting Workshop, which included Armando Lao, Jeffrey Jeturian and Boots Agbayani Pastor. He finished his MA Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in the UK, and his second undergraduate degree, BFA (mcl) at the UP College of Fine Arts, Diliman where he is currently teaching. INSTANT MOMMY is his debut as screenwriter and director.

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