Banged up – Manilla

Travelled to Manilla to film a “Banged Up Abroad” episode for Raw Television. Directed by Fergus Colville, produced by Ros Davidson and starring Joy Nash.

The Philippines was our location, but the story was actually set in Thailand. Joy Nash was our drug mule and for such a happy, smiley person she spent most of her days looking distressed, confused and scared while acting out the story in various locations including an enormous women’s prison near Manilla. Our extras were real prisoners, which made for an interesting time. On several occasions I would be chatting to a sweet old lady to discover she had been sentenced many years ago for murder or some other awful crime. The real heartbreak was when the women prisoners were telling me about the children they had left behind.