Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

Work type





 - A

Philippines/USA, 21m, Digital


As Michael Jackson’s televised funeral plays throughout the Philippines despite terrorist attacks, an estranged son purchases a child who can drink and smoke to impress his father.


Writer/Director: Andrew Stephen Lee
Co-Writers: Neda Jebelli, Emre Gulcan
Executive Producer: Valerie Castillo-Martinez
Producer: Caleb Negassa
Director of Photography: Andrew Christen Crighton
Editor: Andrew Stephen Lee
Composer: Zeke Khaseli
Cast: Jon Norman Schneider, Bembol Roco, Reynald Raissel Santos


Contact: Andrew Stephen Lee,    



About the Writer/Director

Andrew Stephen Lee

Andrew Stephen Lee, b. September 29, 1988 in San Francisco, California. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Stephen assisted Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg for three years. He then became an MFA candidate in Directing at the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and graduated in 2018 with his thesis playing at the 75th Venice Film Festival.

About the Co-writer

Neda Jebelli

Neda Jebelli is a first generation Iranian-American writer and director from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. Before attending Columbia she earned a BA in Urban Design and Architecture Studies and worked as an architectural drafter, a Subway sandwich artist, and a tour guide in a French château.



Friday, May 17, 5:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater



Program A Encore: Saturday, May 18, 12 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts; Free and open to the public