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The Debut (2000) Poster

(2000)

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The writers/director of this movie, had no help in promotion, so they promoted their movie by going to stores and hanging up posters, as well as distributing flyers.
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The close-up hands, at the end of the film, browsing through Ben's portfolio belong to writer John Manal Castro.
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This film was never picked up by a major distribution company. Instead, the producers organized a grass roots effort to self-distribute the film. Three years passed between initial principal photography to opening, and another three to have the film travel and screened across the United States. A total of six years before the film made it to DVD and home video.
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Bernadette Balagtas (Rose Mercado) had injured her ankle while basketball training for the movie. She had to wear an ankle brace throughout the entire filming schedule. The brace had to be digitally removed in one of the major dance sequences where her ankle is prominently featured.
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Considered in the Philippines as the very first feature-length film to extensively show the Filipino-American experience.
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