Black san serif logo spelling out KANI with elongated circular eyes signifying crab eyes. Wavy contours are reminicent of the ocean. Kani Releasing logo designed by Leo Mak.


Glenn Barit






At a catholic high school in the Filipino city of Tuguegarao, a rambunctious batch of students rebel against all expectations to be good and clean: a germaphobe is tested by a bout of uncontrollable diarrhea; a trio of emos are forced to perform tinikling (a traditional Philippine folk dance) with a normie; an uncircumcised boy attempts to ask an ostracized pregnant girl to prom; and the mayor’s son is tempted by his father’s corrupt example while running for youth council chairman.

Every frame of filmmaker Glenn Barit’s Cleaners was printed, hand colored with highlighters, and then rescanned, giving each of its angst-drenched emotions a singular handmade texture and the whole film a bone-deep nostalgia for growing up in the Philippines in the early aughts. One-of-a-kind visuals, plus earnest tracks by Filipino emo band Typecast and a swelling score composed by Barit himself, compel us to feel the fullest extent of Cleaners’ all at once loud, soft, funny, and sweet teenage antics and affections.

★Region Free Blu-ray
★Audio Commentary with Director Glenn Barit
★Newly Commissioned Short Film, Yung Huling Swimming Reunion Before Life Happens (Glenn Barit, 2023, 20 minutes)
★Short film, Luzonensis Osteoporosis (Glenn Barit, 2022, 20 minutes)
★Short film, Endless Oven (Glenn Barit, 2021, 10 minutes)
★Short film, Judy Free (Che Tagymon, 2019, 20 minutes)
★Short film, Nangungupahan (Glenn Barit, 2018, 12 minutes)
★Short film, Aliens Ata (Glenn Barit, 2017, 7 minutes)
★Initial and Secondary Proof of Concept
★Behind-the-Scene Videos
★Festival Trailer
★Domestic Release Trailer
★Optional English, Tagalog, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles for feature film
★English subtitles for shorts and bonus material
★Booklet with new writing by Richard Bolisay and Benj Gabun Sumabat.
★New Artwork by Electromilk (@electromilk)



Theatrical Bookings:

Founded by Ariel Esteban Cayer & Pearl Chan
Theatrical Booking: Aaron Hunt
Logo Design: Leo Mak
Ident Theme: The Great Octopus
Distribution: OCN Distribution