“Becoming King: Hari ng Indak”

Elena Virata

A docu-film on one of the most impressive dancers in the Philippines, King Ilian, directed by Elena Virata in 2020.

“Originally meant to be submitted to a film competition that was cancelled during the pandemic, I wanted to share the inspiring story of a dear friend and A-Team teammate of mine, King Ilian. We’ve travelled, competed, and performed together for many years and he truly was the most impressive and inspiring one to me. He showed me that humility, passion, and determination can bring you to the greatest version of yourself for you and your craft. I will always look up to him as a person and as a dancer.”