• 3,000 firms
  • Independent
  • Trusted
Save up to 70% on staff

Home » Podcast » Sunshine Lichauco de Leon – ‘Curiosity, Adventure and Love’ a Film in the Philippines

Sunshine Lichauco de Leon – ‘Curiosity, Adventure and Love’ a Film in the Philippines

Ep 78 - Sunshine de Leon
Ep 78 – Sunshine de Leon


In this podcast, Sunshine Lichauco de Leon joins Derek for the second time.  They talked about Sunshine’s fantastic award-winning film which is called Curiosity, Adventure, and Love, a documentary which is based on her grandmother’s life and it also gives some great insight into Manila and the Philippines.




  • Sunshine shared that the film is a biography meeting humanity meeting history.
  • For Sunshine, this film is a life project, working on it for almost 20 years.
  • Sunshine shared that making the film was the most powerful thing that she could ever understand.
  • The biggest challenge was how to weave her grandmother’s story with the history of the Philippines.
  • Sunshine realized in making the film that Filipinos both in the Philippines and outside of the country don’t know much about the history of the Philippines.
  • Her goal is to get people interested enough in the broad strokes of Philippine history that they will want to go learn more.
  • The story of her grandmother and her experiences give us an interesting perspective on who the country was before the war and what the country might have done to change the people during the war and what became of the country after the war.
  • Sunshine states that the film is resonating with people is because it’s reminding them of these basic human truths that we sometimes, we forget.
  • Sunshine states that making the film was like a dream that you never dreamed of coming true.
  • Sunshine shares that she didn’t really have a set plan for making the film. What was important was the story had to be told.
  • For Sunshine, it was never about the money, fame, or have a global message. It was about finishing the film that she was proud of.
  • As there has been an overwhelmingly positive response to the film, Sunshine states that this has driven her to make sure the film gets to as many people who want to see it as possible, not to make money but to make an impact.

Key Points

  • It’s important for anyone to understand the past and where they can go in the future, and how to reconcile the two.
  • The film serves as a different lens through which people view life, opportunities, possibilities, obligations, and even pains in life.
  • Although the film is about the history of the Philippines, it is actually a film about humanity.
  • There’s so much in this world that divides us, but we have more in common than there is which divides us.
  • It is our duty to help each other.
  • The biggest lesson is don’t let go.



Expand transcript

Listen to more podcast episodes here:

  1. Sohan David – Unique Selling Proposition of TBS Global
  2. Jim Yuan – Real Estate and Cryptocurrency in the Philippines
  3. Angie Alesco – From Juggling Two Jobs to Working Full Time in the BPO Industry

Get Inside Outsourcing

An insider's view on why remote and offshore staffing is radically changing the future of work.

Order now

Start your
journey today

  • Independent
  • Secure
  • Transparent

About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between world-leading outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 450+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 3,900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.

“Excellent service for outsourcing advice and expertise for my business.”

Learn more
Banner Image
Get 3 Free Quotes Verified Outsourcing Suppliers
3,000 firms.Just 2 minutes to complete.
Learn more

Connect with over 3,000 outsourcing services providers.

Banner Image

Transform your business with skilled offshore talent.

  • 3,000 firms
  • Simple
  • Transparent
Banner Image