Kip Oebanda



Kip Oebanda


Kip Oebanda

Zig Dulay

Director of Photography

Pong Ignacio


Chuck Gutierrez


Alemberg Ang


Nhick Ramiro Pacis


Glaiza de Castro
Kenken Nuyad
Dominic Roco
Sue Prado
Soliman Cruz
Joel Saracho
Paolo O’Hara
Ebong Joson
Nico Antonio
Gerry Cornejo
Diana Alferez
Julie Bautista
Pau Benitez
Liway Gabo
She Maala
Renante Bustamante
Madeleine Nicolas

Total Running Time

100 Minutes





The true story of a young mother who uses story-telling to protect her child from the reality of growing up in prison and the difficult life she endured.

About the Director

Kip Oebanda is a Filipino director and writer. He is known for his award-winning works such as Liway (2018), Bar Boys (2017) and Nay (2017). Originally, he did not study film, with his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from San Beda College and Master’s Degree in Economics and Management from the Asian Institute Management. He was in a non-profit organization where he worked on cases in human trafficking when he saw a banner for the Asia Pacific Film School. His first film Tumbang Preso was supposedly written for class and stood against child trafficking. While making his first film, he was also writing Bar Boys, his first critically-acclaimed work. It became one of the highest grossing films of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in 2017, and won various awards such as Best Supporting Actress and a nomination for Best Screenplay in the Gawad Urian Awards. He continued to write and produce films such as Nay, his horror film that addressed the country’s war against drugs; Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na with Jet Leyco, and Shift with Siege Ledesma. He followed these works with Liway, a film that told his own story as the child of a member of a rebellious movement.

Festival and Awards

  • Audience Award, Special Jury Commendation, Special Jury Prize, Nominated for Balanghai Trophy, 2018 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Richard Joson), Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Glaiza De Castro), 2019 FAMAS Awards
  • Best Actress (Glaiza De Castro), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Soliman Cruz), Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Musical Score, 2019 FAP Awards
  • Nominated for Best Actress (Glaiza De Castro), Best Production Design, 2019 Gawad Urian Awards
  • Movie Child Performer of the Year (Kenken Nuyad), Nominated for Movie Actress of the Year (Glaiza De Castro), Indie Movie of the Year, Indie Movie Director of the Year, Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year, Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year, Indie Movie Production Designer of the Year, Indie Movie Editor of the Year, Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the Year, Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year, Indie Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year, 2019 Star Awards


“Liway is an important work of cinema, especially in these trying times. As the Marcos family and their cohorts spend millions to brainwash the general public, the film’s director uses his personal narrative to tell a counter-story. Liway is an inspiration to fight back. It calls for resistance.” – Heinrich Domingo, Cinetactic


“Kip Oebanda’s Liway is not just an elegant and rousing tribute of a son to his mother, it is also a testament to the importance of telling stories.” – Oggs Cruz, Rappler


How can I watch?

Continued education and actions on Martial Law

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