A film by Kent Donguines

Director: Kent Donguines

Director of Photography: Jaryl Lim

Creative Production Post Distribution



About the project

A Filipino immigrant struggles to maintain his façade of success in Vancouver when his family in Manila asks for a hard favour.

Screenings and Festivals

Times listed in America/Vancouver timezone

Date Time Location
2022, Aug 11 06:00PM HollyShortsHollyShorts Film Festival
2022, Oct 3 08:30PM VIFFVIFF Centre - 1181 Seymour Street
2022, Oct 5 03:30PM VIFFVIFF Centre - 1181 Seymour Street
2022, Oct 26 - Nov 5 - RaindanceRaindance Film Festival
2022, Nov 3 - 27 - HawaiiHawaii International Film Festival
2022, Nov 3 - 13 - PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Asian American Film Festival
2022, Nov 20 04:00PM ChilliwackChilliwack Independent Film Festival
2022, Dec 2 11:30AM WhistlerWhistler Film Festival
2023, Mar 8 - 19 - InternationalInternational Film Festival of Ottawa
2023, May 5 - 13 - PacificPacific Rim Short Circuit Film Festival
2023, May 27 04:10PM YorktonYorkton Film Festival
2023, Jun 4 05:00PM VancouverVancouver Short Film Festival
2023, Aug 5 - 10 - ReginaRegina International Film Festival

Watch On Demand

Platform Link
Crave Canada WatchPaco on Crave Canada

Kent Donguines

Kent Donguines is a Filipino-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. He produced the award-winning CBC short documentary The Ink Runs Deep, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. He wrote, directed and produced the Telus Storyhive short, Kalinga (Care), a documentary about the sacrifices Filipina nannies make to work in Canada. He also produced award-winning short films Iridescence, Small Fish (Crazy8s film), and Grey. Donguines has worked for production companies in Canada and the Philippines, including Cedar Island Films Inc., Black Cap Pictures (Ten17p), Viva Entertainment, and Star Cinema.

Production Co.

Aimer Films


Jaryl Lim

Executive Producer

Kristoff Duxbury

Production Co.


Executive Producer / Producer

Sebastien Galina


Kent Donguines

Executive Producer / Producer

Geoff Manton


Moira Tan

Executive Producer

Shelby Manton


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