10mins, Short (Drama)

SBS, Create NSW, In-Between Pictures


A young Filipino boy in Western Sydney gets an enchanting crash-course in his homeland culture when his uncle reveals himself to be a cross-dresser in the 'Bakla' tradition.

Produced by Maren Smith

Directed & Written by Vonne Patiag


Starring Marcus Rivera, Ala Paredes and Callan Young

Broadcast on SBS Viceland (International Premiere)

Currently on SBS onDemand (Australia).

Awards -

WINNER - Best Actor (Marcus Rivera), Made In The West 2019

Official Selection -

Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019

CinemaQ Shanghai 2019

Palm Springs Shortsfest 2019 (World Premiere)

St Kilda Film Festival 2019

Queer Asia Film Festival 2019 (British Museum, London - UK Premiere)

AACTAs Social Shorts 2019

Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019

Made In The West Film Festival 2019

Outfest Fusion LA 2020

Heart of Gold Film Festival 2022

Screenings -

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta 2018

Opening Film for Ulam, Melbourne 2019

Bunjil Place Outdoor Screen Program, Narre Warren 2021

Migration Stories, Blacktown Arts Centre 2022

Films at the Underpass, FUNPARK 2022