|Director:||Jun Robles Jana|
|Producer:||Guido R. Zaballero, Sienna G. Olaso, Vitto P. Lazatin, Jun Robles Lana, Ferdinand Lapuz|
|Screenwriter:||Jun Robles Lana|
|DoP:||Carlo Canlas Mendoza|
|Cast:||Eddie Garcia, Jaclyn Jose, Elijah Canlas, Elora Espano, Gabby Padilla|
|Production:||Cignal Entertainment, The Ideafirst Company|
Kalel is Catholic boy. Except for his mother and sister, no one else knows that his father is a priest. Kalel is recklessly searching for love and recognition from strangers he meets online and one day he is diagnosed with HIV. When his mother runs off with her secret lover, he is left alone with his sister and her junky boyfriend. When they are evicted from their home, Kalel has no other place to go then to see his father, who gives him money for the rent. But Kalel, being 15, is going to spend the money on other things.
Prolific filmmaker Jun Robles Lana is known for not shying away from sensitive topics within Filipino society, where the Catholic Church is still the major moral power. In previous films he focused on the hardships and triumphs of life as gay men and transgenders.
In “Kalel, 15”, using stylish black and white photography, he zooms in on a poor family of a mother and her two teenage children, living a life full of secrets, in a society that cares so little about them and that is full of hypocrisy, dishonesty and deception. In a country with the fastest spreading AIDS epidemic in the world among Filipino teenagers.