Selected Project keyboard_arrow_right The Invisibles
Bryan Kristoffer Brazil
Lea Paz Torre
Antonio Lou Chua
Production Status
In Production
Date of Completion
November 2021
Participating Lab
Story Development Lab
A former illegal immigrant turns a house into a school to fight the looming problem of illiteracy among undocumented children in northern Borneo.
Production Company
Manila Montage Inc.
The Invisibles
In an effort to address illiteracy among undocumented children in Sabah, Wilma turns a house into a school. Last year, Wilma found out that she has a stage 3 breast cancer, but refused chemotherapy treatment in Malaysia. The only way to reduce medication cost is to return to her country, the Philippines, to avail public hospital services. But Wilma is torn between staying in Sabah with her family and coming back to her motherland to attend to her health needs.

Another character in the film is Maisarah, a 13-year-old student in kindergarten who cannot read or write. She goes to school in the morning, and works at the market in the afternoon. Maisarah’s main motivation is to be able to read and write so she can eventually send letters to her long-lost mother in the Philippines.

Another sub-character in the film is Marilou, the main administrator of the school. She will fight for the rights of the children and the existence of their school, despite shutdown threats from the Malaysian government.