Children Of Manila & The Cemetery People



Director and Editor: Alessandro Molatore

Born and raised in a small village In the Italian Alps, Alessandro Molatore is a free spirit who is now based in Dublin. After his studies in Bologna Alessandro left Italy, continuing to develop his passion and skills in Germany, California and ultimately Ireland. As traveling and filmmaking are important components of his life, the documentary soon became one of his preferred forms of expression.

Producer: Genny Carraro

Genny Carraro currently lives in Dublin, where she is the European fundraiser and public relations contact for the non-profit organisation Children’s Relief Fund (CRF), which works with street children and abandoned children in the Philippines. During her work with the Children’s Relief Fund, she has developed awareness-raising programmes in schools throughout Europe, and raised funds to support the Papa John Centre, a live-in and day care centre for street children in Manila, as well as outreach  programmes in poverty stricken communities.

Producer: Jo Budzilowicz

Jo Budzilowicz majored in Film Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. While living in Ireland over the last three years she worked as a producer on several independent film and documentary projects, including the short film, Circus Porcelina, and Where Are We Going?, winner of the Darklight Film Festival Audience Award in 2008. She recently moved back to New York to pursue her passion for filmmaking.

Director of Photography: Luca Rocchini

Luca Rocchini works as a still photographer, film director and Director of Photography and is currently specializing in cinematography at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin. Previous works as a DOP include the short films Bound by Time, Circus Porcelina, Cycle, Kinvara Music Community, Dissolve, Stephane & Ella. He has also directed the short films, Lero 07 and Where Are We Going?, winner of the Darklight Film Festival Audience Award in 2008. He recently completed shooting his short film, Wasteland, which he wrote and directed, and his short documentary The Bowling Club, which he shot, directed, and produced.


Music for both films was generously provided by Kila Records,


The Bjorkas Family: Founders of the Papa John Centres and Children’s Relief Fund
Children and Staff of the Papa John Centre
Gemma C. Bacuyag
Families of Navotas Cemetery
Irish Arts Council
Sonic Eye Media
Button Factory
Brazen Films
Nearly Dead Jim
Kill City Defectors
The Overkills


%d bloggers like this: