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Groundbreaking Canadian Film Casts 20 Filipinos, Including Lead

3 September 2020

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Groundbreaking Canadian Film Casts 20 Filipinos, Including Lead

In a groundbreaking venture, a Winnipeg filmmaker took a chance at casting relatively unknown Filipino actors in the first Canadian-made movie with a mostly Filipino cast and a Filipina leading lady.

“I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight”has 20 Filipinos out of 29 cast with leading lady, Hera Nalam, in her first movie role.

The movie, which opened to sold-out screenings in Winnipeg on August 21, is billed as a romantic comedy, a “ quirky rom-com about “a Mennonite boy and a Filipina girl,” film director Sean Garrity says.

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