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Episode 16: We welcome Actor/Writer, Francis Abbey! Join us as we discuss Francis’ uniquely #filipinoamerican story: his successes, struggles and future plans!
ShoPowSho explores Filipino and Filipino American history and culture; along with spotlighting and featuring Filipinos throughout various fields of industry to help showcase the amazing contributions they have provided to our world. Please join me, Kuya P, and my wonderful co-hosts, or as I like to affectionately call them, “The Amazing Ates” Kataphorric and Viva Valentina!
ENJOY EPISODE #016 OF THE SHOPOWSHO!
EPISODE 016 SPECIAL GUEST: Francis Abbey
BIO: Francis Abbey earned degrees in Criminology and Spanish at the University of Maryland and completed graduate studies in film and television at the Savannah College of Art and Design. During his time in Savannah, Abbey focused on writing and directing, completing several short scripts, teleplays, and feature length screenplays, including Truth or Consequences, which was a Project Greenlight quarter-finalist. In 2006, his original script, Pennsyltucky, placed fourth out of 2,000 entries in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. As an actor, Abbey has been in a number of films and has lent his voice to narrations and commercial voiceovers. Abbey wrote, directed, and produced his first feature film, Boxing Day, in 2008. Made for just $2,000 and shot largely over two weekends, Boxing Day has gone on to play at multiple film festivals, earn enthusiastic reviews, and win several awards. Abbey completed a second feature, 6 Nonsmokers, in 2010. In 2013, Abbey co-produced and co-wrote a feature adaptation of the play Of Dice and Men. His original fantasy webseries, The Broken Continent, is now available at getbroken.tv.
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