Dante Basco wanted to direct and make a film that is a family affair. The dream came true with the comedy The Fabulous Filipino Brothers that involved most of the family from the inception to the end.
The film stars mostly the Basco family that included Dante Basco, Derek Basco, Dionysio Basco, Darion Basco, and Arianna Basco. Also, it also stars Solenn Heussaff and Liza Lapira. It marks the directorial debut for Dante Basco from the screenplay written by Dante and Darion.
Here is the official synopsis of The Fabulous Filipino Brothers:
Four vignettes follow these zany four brothers, as their Filipino American family prepares for the ultimate Filipino event, a wedding. A blue-collar family, they share the same house save one, the Golden Child. The Eldest Brother must secure his pride and position in the family by paying for the wedding, this leads him to revisit his old life as a hustler to make ends meet. The Golden Child is stuck in The Philippines the day before the wedding and meets a lover from the past. The Youngest and most single connect with a new love, who may be his cousin. Finally, The Middle Brother breaks out of a deep depression following the loss of a child using a dating app for the first time.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actor, writer, and director Dante Basco on this wonderful family project. He talked about the decision to be the director, telling Filipino stories, vignettes, and including many family traditions into the film.
Dante Basco is a film, television, and voice actor. He is best known as Rufio, the young leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s Hook. Also, he is known for many voice-acting roles including Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender; Jake Long from Disney Channel’s American Dragon: Jake Long; and Spin Kick from Carmen Sandiego.
The Fabulous Filipino Brothers is available on VOD on all digital platforms tomorrow.
Watch the exclusive interview with Dante Basco below. Let us know what you think of the interview.