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Your blue heart

Lito, a father waiting for his son to arrive home, faces a hidden truth that emerges as the night unfolds. Starring Don Castro (Power Book II: Ghost, Marvel’s Daredevil) and Roy Flores (Here Lies Love on Broadway, Inventing Anna), “Your blue heart” is a meditation on memory and the mysterious way it lives inside of us.

Writer/Director Don Castro

Starring Don Castro, Roy Flores

Director of Photography Katsumi Funahashi

Executive Producer Don Castro

Producers Sherry Huang, Don Castro

Original Score Alex Ryaboy

Original Song Raul Aranas' The Dreams I Left Behind

1st and 2nd Assistant Director Aayushi A. Shah

Sound Recordist and Design Xiao Han

Editor and Colorist Apar Pokharel

Still Photographer Patrick Francisco

First Assistant Camera James Lewis

Second Assistant Camera Yurika Ohno

Crew Alex Alvarez, Trianne Hontiveros


 Your blue heart is an official selection and nominated for "Best Short Film" at Ka Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan. The festival's screening will take place on June 3, 2024, at Theater Guild Daikanyama in Shibuya City, Tokyo. UPDATE: Your blue heart wins the "Best Short Film" category! Congratulations to the entire team!

Your blue heart is now available to stream for free on Roku TV (via Urbn-TV) and Vizio devices.

Your blue heart screens as an official selection at Queens World Film Festival (in the Redstone Theater at the Museum of the Moving Image, LIC, New York City) on Friday, April 26, at 2pm.

Your blue heart recently screened at New York City Indie Theatre Film Festival in New York City on February 16, 2024. The festival curates work from independent theatre artists "defying labels and branching out into film, TV, and digital media."

Your blue heart recently enjoyed back to back screenings in September and October, 2023:
Binisaya WORLD Film Festival (International Premiere) and at the San Diego Filipino Film Festival (San Diego Premiere), screening in the shorts program for both festivals with Kayla Abuda Galang's When You Left Me On That Boulevard (Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize).

Your blue heart 
has been chosen as an official selection of CHAIN NYC Film Festival in New York City. CHAIN NYC Film Festival is an independent film festival with no connections or sponsorship with any AMPTP companies. They champion "Personal Stories. Original Ideas. New Work." Past alumnus include the Academy Award winning The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.

blue heart screened in July at the Micheaux Film Festival, an "international, multicultural film festival founded by Emmy-nominated filmmakers, Noel Braham and Courtney Branch, and sponsored by the Oprah Winfrey Network and IMDB, Micheaux Film Festival prides itself on their "filmmaker-first" approach and their commitment to discovering new talent" (Moviemaker Magazine).

Your blue heart
screened at Seattle's DIWA Film Festival, as part of the Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest. The screening took place in person on June 3 and June 4 at the Seattle Center Armory, and online from June 5 - Jun 19, 2023. The festival featured "diverse and insightful stories of the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora."

Your blue heart
premiered at Katra Film Series ("Top 100 best film festivals reviewed'' - Film Freeway, "From the bottom up, an amazing and excellent festival" - NY Times) in New York City and screened exclusively on April 27, Thursday, at 6:15p, at The Regal Essex on Delancey Street in the lower east side of Manhattan.


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Behind the scenes 

Teaser trailer

Music video for "The Dreams I Left Behind"
Written and Performed by Raul Aranas
Created by Francis Estrada
Concept by Don Castro
Featured song in Your blue heart


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