The Fabulous Filipino Brothers starring the Basco Brothers will premiere at the 2021 SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival. The brothers all took part in creating the film from directing to writing and producing. Darion Basco and Dionysio Basco are the writers on the film while Dante Basco will make his directorial debut. The story revolves around the brothers and their intersecting lives narrated by their sister, Arianna Basco. A generational story with familiar elements that’s relatable.
The cast and crew held an Instagram Live where they all popped in to talk about their experiences filming. Dante brought everyone in the chat to talk about various scenes to the technical details of shooting an independent film. Viewers can see the camaraderie between the cast and crew and how it was a family project. They talk about how important it was to bring a film back home. Their family is their support system and has been rooting for them. Coming back and having the film based in Pittsburg, the brothers felt they were able to give back to them. The film revolves around family in every aspect. Dante and the cast say it’s an emotional experience because it felt like a homecoming.
According to Deadline, “One of them ventures off to a cockfight for reciprocity while one flies to old Manila where an old flame is rekindled.
Another brother delves into the hidden sensuality of Filipino cuisine, while the last brother, struggles to heal deep wounds and finds love in an unexpected package. All this, leading to a shotgun wedding in the backyard of the family house.“
With the film shot both in Manila, Philippines and their hometown of Pittsburg, CA, it shows the portrayal of vignettes the brothers experiences. By taking the film to SXSW, it now will reach Austin, Texas although virtually. South by Southwest Film Festival began in 1987 and continuously grew in film, music, and panels. From films to panels and live music, there’s something available for all creatives. We hope we can also catch a glimpse of the Fabulous Filipino Brothers after its debut at SXSW.
Cover Photo Credit: SXSW Facebook
Director/star Dante Basco of the film, “Fabulous Filipino Brothers,” comments on his Instagram for the SXSW announcement of inclusion of their film he shot pre-COVID with his family in their hometown of Pittsburgh, Ca as well as in Manila, Philippines. The film was scored by AJ Rafael. See the full SXSW Film Festival line up here.
The film follows the story of 4 brothers that are the uncles/father of the 4 Basco brothers seen below:
This film marks Dante’s directorial debut as announced in Deadline in 2019.
Watch the casts interview with the Basco family below with Kollective Hustle and host, Romeo Marquez Jr.