Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. She's hoping to buy a cure for her dying sister and, ultimately, a future for her debt-ridden family, while he hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own. A powerful, controversial film that quietly builds to a shattering collision of aspirations and cultures. Written by
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Did You Know?
Three weeks into shooting the New York scenes, the Screen Actors Guild unexpectedly shut down the production for real and/or imagined violations. After nearly all night negotiations, with the help of a sympathetic SAG Rep and the posting of an additional $11,000 cash bond, production resumed at 5am that morning. See more
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