Musical Comedy Film Nanay Ko
Haven Everly and Emy Coligado as Christine and Mary Santos in Nanay Ko The Musical Feature. Photo from Nanay Ko, The Musical Feature’s Official Facebook page

A group of Filipino-American filmmakers in the United States led by Mallorie Ortega is working on “Nanay Ko (Filipino for ‘My Mother’),” a uniquely Filipino-American musical comedy film that aims to uplift diversity on the big screens in Hollywood.

Nanay Ko, written and directed by Ortega, shows how a Filipina-American woman named Christine struggled with her cultural identity and later on learned to accept her roots while helping her family business.

Nanay Ko stars Filipino-Americans on Broadway such as ABC Cinderella’s Paolo Montalban, Miss Saigon’s Emy Coligado, and will introduce actress-singer Haven Everly as the lead character Christine.

The independent film, financed through crowdfunding. announced on social media that it has already reached its goal of raising funds for the post-production.

Nanay Ko aims to catalyze the genre of the Asian-American musical as the filmmakers call for the support of the Asian-American, Filipino, Filipino-American theater and film communities to make an effort to depict the untold stories of America’s increasing immigrant populations.

WATCH Nanay Ko’s trailer here and SEND your well wishes in the comments below for Filipino-American filmmakers!

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