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Some Nights I Feel Like Walking

Philippines, Singapore, Italy | Coming-of-age, LGBTQ, Drama | 97min | In Post-Production

Director: Petersen Vargas

Screenwriter: Petersen Vargas

Executive Producer: Alemberg Ang, Paul Soriano, Mark Victor

Producer: Alemberg Ang, Jade Francis Castro

Co-Producers: Anthony Chen, Tan Si En, Stefano Centini

Cinematographer: Russell Adam Morton

Editor: Daniel Hui

Art Director: Remton Siega Zuasola

Sound: Eddie Huang, Wing Chen

Music: Alyana Cabral and Moe Cabral


Zion - Miguel Odron

Uno - Jomari Angeles

Bayani - Argel Saycon

Miguelito - Gold Aceron

Rush - Tommy Alejandrino


A band of street hustlers brave the dark corners of the Manila night time and into the outskirts of a forlorn country to fulfill their friend’s dying wish: to take his body home.


Petersen VARGAS

Petersen VARGAS is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy and a cum laude graduate with a special mention in Narrative Filmmaking from the University of the Philippines Film Institute.     

His films tackle Filipino youth through a queer and regional lens. His last short, How to Die Young in Manila (2020), competed in Busan, Singapore, Tallinn Black Nights, and The Iris Prize, and was awarded Best Short Film at Sydney and Bangkok. His undergraduate thesis film, Lisyun qng Geografia (Geography Lessons, 2014), fully spoken in his native language Kapampangan and set in his hometown, won him Best Director at Cinemalaya. His short film Swirl (2014) was presented at the BFI Flare.

He has made three features: Cinema One Originals Best Picture 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016), and the Star Cinema-produced local box-office hits An Inconvenient Love (2022) and A Very Good Girl (2023).

He is currently finishing his next feature Some Nights I Feel Like Walking, which participated at the Cannes Atelier, Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Tokyo Gap Financing Market, Locarno Open Doors Hub, and the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC), where it won the SEAFIC and SEAFIC-HAF Awards. The project is also the recipient of the Talents Tokyo Next Master Development Fund, Singapore Film Commission’s Southeast Asia Co-production Grant and Film Development Council of the Philippines’ International Co-production Fund.

Vargas grew up in the province of Pampanga but now lives in Quezon City with his three cats, Wong Kat Wai, Plastique Thomas Anderson, and LiLi Chou Chou.

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