Shot guerrilla style in dangerous parts of the southern Philippines, Boy From Nowhere is S.J. Finlay’s feature film debut. It features a cast of non-actors whose lives closely mimic the tale of a boy caught up in chain of events beyond his control. After losing his father and home when his fishing village is burned down in an attack, a lost and gentle young boy sets off inland to find his mother and her tribe. Vulnerable and malleable, he battles hunger and solitude, drifting into the wrong crowd as he’s brainwashed into becoming a child soldier for the local rebel faction until further loss leads him to find a more meaningful purpose for his life.