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The Debut

Opens on March 8

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Director: Gene Cajayon Run Time: 88 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2000

Starring: Brian Card, Dante Basco, Jayson Schaal, Mindy Spence, Nicole Hawkyard

Screenwriters: Gene CajayonJohn Manal Castro

Producer: Lisa Onodera

Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Basco) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son–who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA–will become a doctor. The eighteenth birthday party of Ben’s sister, Rose, sets off a comedic and touching series of events and family struggles that will in turn determine young Ben’s future. This fresh independent production from Gene Cajayon presents a lighthearted and warm coming-of-age tale filtered through the eyes of the Filipino-American experience.


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