Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Producers: Annabel Tiu & Eduardo P. Goñi

Director: Gwai Lou

Script: Gwai Lou

Cinematographer: Gwai Lou

Art Director: Gwai Lou

Editor: Gwai Lou

Sound Designer: Gwai Lou

Music: Tom Robertshaw

Cast: Pepe Gros, Gertrude Louise, Giovanni Baldisseri and Rodelio Socito


Sancho, a Spanish go-getter, arrives in Manila seeking for a job promised to him by his friend, Alonso. However, upon arriving in the Philippines, he discovers that Alonso has disappeared under strange circumstances. In his quest of locating his missing friend, Sancho finds himself unwillingly caught up in a whirlwind around the underworld of prostitution, drug trafficking and corrupted police from the hand of Alonso´s girlfriend, Clarisse, a young prostitute. Throughout his investigation Sancho will stumble into the backstage of this tropical paradise of cheap beer and pretty women for sale.

Financial Support

self-produced film.


2022 Rizoma Film Festival - Parallel Section (Spanish premiere)

2023 - Pelikultura: The Calabarzon Film Festial - The Philippines.

2023 - Festival Internacional de Cine bajo la Luna de Islantilla - Spain

2023 - Picnic Film Festival - Spain

2023 - Calella Film Festival - Spain

2023 - ISA Awards - Offical Selection - Italy

2023 - SANFICI - Offical Selection - Colombia

2022 | 96 mins | English with parts in Tagalog and Spanish