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Production Wraps on "PACO" Harold Greenberg Funded Film

Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Boldly eagerly anticipates the release of "PACO" a short film by Filipino-Canadian director Kent Donguines and writer Moira Tan. The film is set in the cold backdrop of Vancouver's wet winter, where recent immigrant Paco attempts to maintain his ruse of being a successful engineer for his family back in Manila.

Photos below by Belen Garcia (belengg.com)


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Chrysthelle Rue as "Isa"
Chrysthelle Rue as "Isa"

The film is primarily in Tagalog, and produced in collaboration with BOLDLY Originals and Aimer Films.

It features the talents of Edward Escobal in the title role, along with Jason Asuncion, Chrysthelle Rue and Sheree Ann Morgan. Director Kent Donguines' personal journey greatly influenced the plot of the film; and has acted as a healing moment for him as well as a creative outlet. The producers at Boldly wish to thank all the cast and crew for their efforts on bringing this project to life; and are excited to share a first glimpse in the coming weeks.

The film was completed with the financial assistance of Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC, NFB, CFC, and Boldly.

Paco is expected to complete post production in March 2022, and begin a festival circuit before making its online debut.

Edward Escobal, Jaryl Lim (DOP) and Kent Donguines (Director) on set
Edward Escobal, Jaryl Lim (DOP) and Kent Donguines (Director) on set

Behind the scenes on production of "PACO"
Behind the scenes on production of "PACO"

Scenes filmed at Boldly's new production facility in Vancouver.
Scenes filmed at Boldly's new production facility in Vancouver.
Jane White as Sally
Jane White as Sally

Jason Asuncion and Edward Escobal in "PACO"
Jason Asuncion and Edward Escobal in "PACO"

Edward Escobal as "PACO" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.
Edward Escobal as "PACO" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.

Edward Escobal as "PACO" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.
Edward Escobal as "PACO" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.

Jason Asuncion as "Jaime" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.
Jason Asuncion as "Jaime" filmed on location in Vancouver, BC.

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