Aug 25, 2009
Scott Wurth is based in Killara, Australia and has used his background in both advertising and photography to focus on documentary storytelling. Scott has filmed a trilogy of documentary films in the Philippines, including: Tira Bikal (Striking Metal), Cutud, and Panata.
Tira Bikal is about the Matias Santos family in the Philippines whose members became sick and began dying. Matias pledged to God to save his family by imitating the sufferings of Jesus Christ. Through a grueling event called Tira Bakal, the Santos family tradition is kept alive as the family honors their late grandfather as they continue the ceremony for the family, their community, and generations of people behind it.
Tira Bikal has been touring the film festival circuit and has won awards in festivals including the Action on Film International Film Festival,the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, the Nigeria Entertainment International Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.