Lingua Franca

In Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, an undocumented Filipina immigrant scrambling to avoid deportation becomes involved with a Russian slaughterhouse worker who is unaware that she’s transgender.

Isabel Sandoval Isabel Sandoval
Director, Screenwiter

Isabel is a New York-based filmmaker whom The Museum of Modern Art--citing her "muted, serene aesthetic"--has recognized as a "rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers". She has... more»

Jhett Tolentino Jhett Tolentino

Jhett is a 3-time Tony Award and Grammy Award winning Broadway producer. He was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. He is crossing over from theatre to film. He wrote, produced and directed... more»

Carlo Velayo Carlo Velayo

Carlo is a Philippine-born, Australian-raised, NYC-based producer at Stedfast Productions. He was an Associate Producer on Cheryl Furjanic’s Emmy-nominated film, BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS,... more»

Additional Credits

Darlene Malimas (Producer)
Jerome Kerkman (Executive Producer)
Sarah Brennan Kolb and Nicole Cosgrove (Executive Producer)
Pete McClellan (Line Producer)
Dax Stringer (Assistant Director)
Isaac Banks (Cinematographer)
Clint Ramos (Production and Costume Design)
Maxwell Nalevansky (Art Direction)
Kate Fry (Wardrobe)
David Lai (Music Supervisor)
Albert Michael Idioma (Sound Design)
Teresa Barrozo (Musical Score)
Gigi Dement (Co-Producer)
Cecilia Mejia (Co-Producer)
Jeremiah Abraham (Co-Producer)

Photo Credit: Isaac Banks

Genre: Scripted, Drama