Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg-made movie with predominantly Filipino cast makes successful run despite pandemic

Teodoro Alcuitas

Editor, Philippine Canadian News.Com

The first Canadian-made movie to feature an almost all Filipino cast will now be available on video (VDO), says Sean Garrity, producer and filmmaker of ‘‘I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight’.

Sean Garrity. (National Screen Institute-Canada)

On November 24, 2020, the movie will be available on the following platforms: Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Bell, Vubiquity, Cogeco, iTunes, Sony, Cineplex, and Google (Hoopla will be December 29th).

Garrity says the theatrical release ended up being a “ real come-from-behind success story.”

“Despite being a tiny Winnipeg intercultural romantic comedy, and with a marketing budget of $0.00, during a pandemic, we had an awesome run: held over for 10 consecutive weeks at the Cineplex Northgate, 8 weeks at the Cineplex McGillivray, 7 weeks in Edmonton, 5 at Canada Square in Toronto, etc – in total, the movie ran in 17 cities at 19 cinemas.” 

Garrity added that the movie spent the first three weeks in the company of much larger films as one of “Canada’s Top5 Canadian Box Office Successes” (Playback).

Philippine offer

The film could be shown in the Philippines if talks materialize, Garrity revealed in an email to Philippine Canadian News.Com.