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March 28, 2024 10 mins

Is your concept brave enough to be “not safe, taboo," or “mean and awful”?  Filipina/Canadian filmmaker Ana de Lara thinks it just might make a great comedy! In Part I of our interview with this multiple award-winning Filipina/Canadian actor/writer/director/producer, Ana tells us about Best Friend Me—her six-episode comedy web series that involves the topic of...suicide? 

Learn from this comedy pro how she  works with family, knows when an idea has legs, and how you too, can “make anything funny.” 

Ana has 17 awards and 5 nominations for her award-winning short films and features All In Madonna and Open for Submissions. She’s a Women in the Director’s Chair alumna, winner of Telefilm’s New Voices Award, Talent to Watch, Whistler Film Festival MPPIA Award, Vancouver Women in Film Matrix and Best Narrative Short awards, Broad Humor Film Festival’s Best Director, and Asians on Film Best Comedy and Best Screenplay Awards.

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 Podcast Production Team:

·      Technical Director: Paul Ruta

·      Sound Editor: Michael Korican

·      Host, Researcher & copywriter: Joyce Kline

·      Co-Producers: Joyce Kline, Michael Korican, Paul Ruta

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