The Debut

  • 2002
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A labor of love for Filipino-American filmmakers Gene Cajayon and John Manal Castro, this comedy-drama pivots on the classic disparity between the values and aspirations of immigrant parents and their American-raised children. High-school senior Ben Mercado (Dante Basco) has a scholarship to UCLA, but wants to attend Cal Arts and pursue a career in animation....read more

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Cast

Credits

Director (1 Credit)
Writer (2 Credits)
John Manal Castro
Producer (1 Credit)
Lisa Onodera
Exec. Producer (1 Credit)
Assoc. Producer (3 Credits)
John Manal Castro
Lu Cien Hioe
Patricio Ginelsa
Cinematographer (1 Credit)
Editor (1 Credit)
Kenn Kashima
Musical Composer (1 Credit)
Wendell Yuponce
Production Designer (1 Credit)
Set Decorator (1 Credit)
Claudia Rebar
Costumes (1 Credit)
Francis E. Ocon
Casting (5 Credits)
Andrew Ooi
Anna Fishburn
John Miyasaki
JoJo Jacob
Victor Manalo
Special Effects (1 Credit)
Van Ling
Sound (2 Credits)
Matthew Nicolay
Choreography (6 Credits)
Daisy Alcayaga
Ira Amilhussin
Joselito Neri
Kimberly Maniquis
Rawlins Apilado
Shannon Quon
Make Up (1 Credit)
"Tym" Shutchai Buacharern
Stunts (1 Credit)
Michael R. Long