SOUTHERN LANTERN STUDIOS is a creative think tank and production company for multimedia short and long film and video content. Founded by Sheron Dayoc, a filmmaker from Mindanao, then company began as a documentary production outfit niched for Mindanao social and cultural advocacies.
Now the company reinvented itself as a production ally for marketing videos, interstitials, branded content, TV network, NGO’s, government, institutional, corporate, digital campaigns and independent film projects.
The company’s clients includes: NHK Japan, TV5 International, C1 Channel, USAID, Asian Development Bank, Edukasyon.ph, British Council, Asian Institute of Management, World Health Organization, ARMM Agencies, Office of President for Peace Process –TJRC and among others.
Southern Lantern Studios first few projects include the MediaCorp Singapore and NHK Japan commissioned documentary, A WEAVER’S TALE, a 30-minute film that documents fabric weavers in a tribal village who continue to preserve their craft amid decades of turmoil. It won a Certificate of Creative Excellence at US International Film and TV Festival in Los Angeles and was one of NHK Japan’s highest-rating special features.
The company recently completed “WOMEN OF THE WEEPING RIVER” (formerly titled “SATRA”), which won best film at the recently conclude Qcinema International Film Festival (Philippines). The film is one of six film projects selected for the June 2011 Sundance Scriptwriting Lab in Utah. The project is a recipient of script development fund from Asian Cinema Fund and Hubert bals fund. The film was selected at Asian Project Market, Sorfond pitching forum in Norway and Ties That Bind – EAVE for 2014. The film is co-financed financed by TBA; producers of Box office hit HENERAL LUNA.
It’s full-length documentary feature “ THE CRESCENT RISING ” won best documentary at the 2016 Busan International Film festival. Locally it won best documentary film both for 2016 Gawad Urian (Critics Award) and at the 2015 Qcinema International Film Festival.
HALAW (WAYS OF THE SEA), The company’s debut feature-length film, won best Film, Director, Actor, and Editing at the Philippines’ 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. The film won the Special Mention, NETPAC at the 2011 Berlin IFF, Best Picture at the 2011 New York Hell’s Kitchen IFF, and the NETPAC Development Prize at the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia. It has been invited to screen and compete at some two-dozen film festivals