A young Filipino girl, along with others from her village, attempt to protect a woman and her unborn child from a creature known to feed on newborns. The TIK-TIK is based off of a popular creature in Filipino folklore known as the Aswang.
Larica Perera was born in Bandarawela, Sri Lanka and moved to the Philippines shortly after. At the age of six, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and three younger brothers. Now a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Media Arts program, Larica aims to channel her passion for filmmaking into telling stories of connectivity, and how seemingly ugly moments of despair and desperation can manifest into beautiful moments of growth and understanding.
Her short film Anatomy of a Sunbeam earned Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Sound at Sheridan’s 2013 Media Arts Awards. It was also officially selected into Yonkers Film Festival, New Hope Film Festival, XpoNorth, and received the Canadian Cinema Editors Student Merit Award.
Larica also recently launched Greenwood earlier this year, with over 10K views online. The film has been used to promote mental health awareness and to propagate discussions about the stigma surrounding mental health. Greenwiood has screened at various film festivals across the globe.
Her latest film TIK-TIK [MY RODE REEL WINNER FOR FEMALE FILMMAKER 2016] is an exciting new venture into the horror genre.
Director LARICA PERERA
Writer LARICA PERERA
Produced by LARICA PERERA, BEA MACAPAGAL
Starring MACKENZIE DE ZILVA, FERDELLE LAUREN CAPISTRANO, ISAI RIVERA BLAS
Cinematographer MICHAEL PEELING
Editor LARICA PERERA
Runtime 3 MINUTES