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Canadian Premiere

While keeping a secret from his family overseas, Paco struggles to uphold his responsibilities and aspirations.


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Director Kent Donguines
Cast Edward Escobal, Jason Asuncion, Sheree Ann Morgan, Chrysthelle Olivares, Jane White, Khia Arkysha Donguines
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Country of Origin Canada
Year 2022
Language In English and Tagalog with English subtitles
Film Contact Boldly Creative
Links Official Website
Content Warning Coarse language
Rating PG
15 min

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Executive Producer

Sebastien Galina, Geoff Manton, Shelby Manton, Kristoff Duxbury


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Jaryl Lim


Josh Aries

Production Design

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Original Music

Katya Semyonova


Kent Donguines headshot, Paco director

Kent Donguines

Kent Donguines is a Filipino-Canadian narrative and documentary filmmaker who runs Aimer Films Inc. based in Vancouver, BC. He produced the award-winning films Iridescence (2017), This Ink Runs Deep (2019), and Watershed (2020), which was featured at Los Angeles Comic Con. He also created the short documentary Kalinga (2020), which had its world premiere at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Donguines is an alumnus of the 2021 Norman Jewison Film Program – CFC Producers’ Lab.