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Groundbreaking Canadian film casts 20 Filipinos, including lead — 02.09.2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — 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.

“I was shocked to be offered the lead role,” Nalam told in a telephone interview from Winnipeg.

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