VIDEO: STA Travel’s Reel Philippines Film Project

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2015 • 06 • 14

Leading youth tourism operators STA Travel together with The Philippines Department of Tourism sent 4 talented young filmmakers from around to world to embark on an adventure in the Philippines and capture their journey and experiences. The results are four amazing short films, each with different themes that make up the Reel Philippines Project. Watch their stories below!


STA Travel – REEL Philippines from Jordan Buck on Vimeo.

Award-winning UK director Mollie Mills and cinematographer Jordan Buck turn their lenses on our gorgeous beaches and, with the help of their Filipino friend Marie point out that “it doesn’t matter who you are” at the beach.

Island Hopping

Island Hopping in the Philippines from Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo.

Australian cinematographer/director Benjamin Dowie shares a kinetic view of island hopping with the help of the uplifting voices of the General Luna Primary School children in Siargao.

Volcanoes & National Parks

PHILIPPINES STA TRAVEL (5D RAW) from Joshua Cowan on Vimeo.

Filmmaker/Photographer Joshua Cowan from London captures both isolation and wonder as he travels through various cities, parks, and volcanoes in his film.

Social Tourism

It's more fulfilling in the Philippines #GAWADKALINGA from Maggie Olkuska on Vimeo.

And finally, Copenhagen’s Maggie Olkuska visits several social community projects run by Gawad Kalinga and finds fulfillment with social tourism.

You can also watch each of the films with a special director’s commentary via the Reel Philippines playlist.

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