British-Filipino horror film stars Max Eigenmann in Filipina immigrant role

Max Eigenmann Filipina immigrant role
Verdict’s Max Eigenmann stars in a lead role in the British-Filipino horror film, Raging Grace. Photo from Max Eigenmann IG.

The upcoming British-Filipino horror film, Raging Grace, will be starring Filipina actress Max Eigenmann in the lead role of a Filipina immigrant.

Eigenmann joins Scottish actor David Hayman in the lead cast of the film written and directed by London-based Filipino filmmaker Paris Zarcilla.

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Billed as the first British-Filipino feature in British cinema history, the film is described as a “Coming of Rage” film that spotlights the Filipino immigrant experience through a blend of horror and drama.

In “Raging Grace”, an undocumented Filipina immigrant (Eigenmann) “lands a job as a careworker for a seemingly terminal old man, securing a better life for her and her daughter. But a dark discovery threatens to destroy everything she’s strived for and holds dear.”

The film is produced by independent UK-Vietnamese producer Chi Thai, alongside Filipina producer Darlene Malimas, and Shudder, AMC’s Network’s premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural.

“Raging Grace will be the first British-Filipino feature in British cinema history. Growing up Southeast Asian in London, I was taught to assimilate, to excel but not to stick out, to aspire to whiteness and white approval, to be the model minority, a good immigrant, to not rock the boat” said “Raging Grace” director and rising filmmaker Paris Zarcilla in a press release dated on September 30, 2021.

“Raging Grace is a cathartic spectacle that explores the trauma of being an undocumented worker, but most importantly, a celebration of Filipino culture and our place in this world. Here’s to dismantling the master’s house and thanks for AMC Networks and Shudder for giving me the platform to do it,” adds Zarcilla.

Eigenmann will join the production of “Raging Grace” which begins in November in the United Kingdom.

The film will be released as a Shudder Original Film in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in 2022.

Verdict’s lead actress, Max Eigenmann, won Best Actress at the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) held in Brisbane, Australia.

Filipino actors Soliman Cruz and Chai Fonacier are also playing Filipino characters in their upcoming international films.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipina actress Max Eigenmann for starring in the upcoming British-Filipino horror film, Raging Grace!

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