A Model Daughter: The Story Of Caroline ByrneIn the early hours of June 8th, 1995, model Caroline Byrne’s body is recovered from the rocky shore below the sheer cliffs of the notorious Gap, Sydney’s preferred suicide location. Did she jump or was she pushed? Caroline’s boyfriend Gordon Wood, chauffeur and personal assistant to investment guru and stockbroker Rene Rivkin, claims she took her own life. He maintains she was suffering depression because of her job, and that she was haunted by her mother’s suicide years before. Caroline’s father Tony Byrne doesn’t buy suicide for a second. Yes, his wife died by her own hand but Caroline has always been a well-adjusted person. He totally rejects Gordon’s claim she was unhappy with her job – hadn’t she told him how excited she was about her career only 48 hours before? While Gordon spins Caroline’s “suicide” every which way he can, Tony badgers the police to investigate what he believes is a homicide. He is convinced that Caroline had a falling out with Gordon over the nature of his relationship with his flamboyant boss, and that big strong Gordy threw her off The Gap in a rage – how else could her body have landed so far from the base of the cliff? It takes the police an age to a) accept the possibility of murder, and b) allocate sufficient resources to mount an effective investigation. And even then, since no-one bothered to call the Homicide Squad the night Caroline died, there is a distinct lack of evidence to work with. If not for the persistence of several journalists the investigation would die on the vine again and again. SenoritaWanting to quit sex work in Manila and start a new life elsewhere, Sofia, a transgender woman (played by the director himself, Vincent Sandoval), gets her chance when an old friend asks Sofia to look after her 12-year-old son Tomas while she works overseas for a year. Sofia packs her bags and moves to Talisay, a small town, where she reinvents herself as Donna, guardian of young Tomas. As she's about to settle into this quiet, idyllic life, the past creeps up on Donna-- she discovers that town mayor Tiongson who is seeking re-election is a crony of her regular client back in Manila, Verano. Determined to erase any trace of her past from her new life with Tomas, Donna discreetly hatches a plan to remove Tiongson from power and rid the town of Verano’s influence. As election season begins, Donna offers to help the campaign of Tiongon’s opponent, who is unaware of Donna’s true motives. To finance his campaign, Donna decides to return to Manila once a week for sex work – under the guise of joining gay beauty pageants. As the stakes get higher, Donna realizes that there is no easy way out of the double life she is leading.