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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Little Lights

Directed by Rivelle Mallari

Philippines, USA / 2016 / 10 mins / English / Color / 16:9, D-Cinema

Plays In:
I Got You, Fam

Downtown Independent
April 28, 2017 6:00 pm


New Wave Special Jury Prize: Animation Film, 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival

A physically weak, and lacking in light but strong-minded firefly named Charlie is forced to face his fears. Charlie struggles not only to overcome his fear of darkness, but also to find his place in his discord-riddled firefly community. In spite of his own weaknesses and the indifference of his fellow fireflies, Charlie sets out to become stronger, eventually leading his loved ones to safety when danger arises.

Director's Bio

Born in Manila, Philippines, Rivelle Mallari aspired to be a filmmaker since high school. She pursued her passion by studying Film and Audio-Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines and earned her BA degree. She works mostly as an editor, animator and composer in different film and advertising projects.


Executive Producers: Regie Espiritu, Bernadette Espiritu, Rivelle Mallari
Director: Rivelle Mallari
Writer: Rivelle Mallari
Character And Background Designer: April Fronda
Animators and Compositors: Jether Amar, Jethro Razo
Animatics: Sue Aspiras, April Fronda
Sound Designer: Alfonse Enriquez, Jorel Corpus
Sound Editor: Jorel Corpus
Sound Mixer: Jorel Corpus
Music: Regie Espiritu
Editor: Rivelle Mallari
Story Artists: April Fronda, Rivelle Mallari

Plays in

  1. I Got You, Fam

    Shorts Programs / 92 mins
    We’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving. — Kirby Peñafiel

    In This Program: 626, Los Angeles, 1999, Float, Little Lights, Flip The Record, Fragile (a portrait of Gil Batle), Lost Dogs

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Plays In:
I Got You, Fam

Downtown Independent
April 28, 2017 6:00 pm