Bayhon Short Film Series: SINDA

Jul 27, 2011 by

BAYHON: a noun in Hiligaynon meaning “form”

Bag-o nga dagway sang mga daan nga sugilanon. (Giving new form to stories of old.) BAYHON is made up of 6 short films based on folktales culled from the archives of the Center for West Visayan Studies and presented in a combination of genre from horror to love story and from live action to computer animation. This creative work was originally designed to target young audiences but is expected to appeal to all ages.

These films are still currently being toured in schools locally and is officially endorsed by the City Government and the Department of Education.

This blog series is dedicated to publishing some screen shots taken from the films. As one of the filmmakers, it is my hope that there are interested parties out there who are willing to show the films to a particular market (schools, preferably) to expose the younger generation to folktales, superstitious beliefs and stories that have helped hone our imaginations through the years. For this episode, I am starting this series with my own film:


A story based on the Enchanted Prince of Madyaas.

Starring: Luisi Jane Lim, Francis Gerona, Nestor Necessito, Mary Babbeth Vargas & Roman Sanares

Writer/Director: ROBERT L. RODRIGUEZ / Director of Photography: RUPERTO QUITAG / Production Designer:ROMAN SANARES / Costume Designer: FLORAD JOHN GONZALES / Production Managers: KRISTELLE ANNE DE LEON & JOSE RUEL GARCIA

An enchanted prince lures Celia away from Armando. Will Armando be able to save her from being held captive forever in the world of tamawos?

Celia (played by Luisi Jane Lim) and Armando (Francis Gerona) as young lovers torn by an enchanted prince in the mountains of Madyaas

In the ether-world with the tamawo prince, Felipe (played by Nestor Necesito) and the tamawo women (played by Elaine Deanon, KC Soriano, and Daphne Urfilla)

With the local shaman (played by Roman Sanares) and Armando (Francis Gerona) in their attempt to bring back Celia to the mortal world.

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