ANA BARREDO Producer | Writer | Director
In 2003, I wrote The Year I Did Nothing, with the intention of shooting it on location in the Philippines. Unfortunately, weeks before the start of production, our funding fell through and we never made the movie.
In 2018, I revisited my script and realized that its theme feels more relevant now than ever before, in light of what’s going on in the world. And given my personal connection with the story, I became more determined than ever, to shoot my 15-year old script.
In the summer of 2018, we made The Year I Did Nothing.
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PalacioMagazine.com spoke with Ana Barredo by phone about the long gestation period for the film, the challenge of making a feature-length foreign language film whose main characters include kids under 10, and shooting in Los Angeles while making it look like Manila in the 1980s for under $50K.
Is a satisfying mix revealing both the connections and disconnections…
LESLIE KATZSan Francisco Examiner Full Review
An insightful, endearing drama…
Richard PropesThe Independent Critic Full Review
About a family’s hope for a better life in the United States smack…
Elaine Hegwood BowenFilm Monthly Full Review
Masterful job of blending the larger picture with the daily lives of one family…
Laura MacLeodThe Movie Critic Next Door Full Review
Funny, charming and insightful in its depiction of the political history..
Hanna SayerUK Film Review Full Review
Compelling little story with much heart…