Private Project

Hail Marie

Having recently moved to Canada, the youngest son of a Filipino family struggles to win the respect of his parents by proving he can become more Western than his older, queen-like sister.

A rivalry brews between Joseph and his older sister, Marie, when they must welcome their father’s Canadian boss for dinner. Having never hosted a Canadian before, Joseph taps into his Filipino roots to impress his Dad’s boss—much to the dismay of Marie and their parents, who hold Western ideals and customs over their own in this story of changing identities, cultural compromise, and family.

  • Arthur Rodger ‘Harley’ Maranan
  • Arthur Rodger ‘Harley’ Maranan
  • Ruel Maranan
  • Marisol Maranan
  • Arthur Rodger ‘Harley’ Maranan
    Executive Producers
  • Austin Kwok
    Executive Producers
  • Roger Maranan
    Executive Producers
  • Katherine Ouellette
    Executive Producers
  • Ross Branch
    Executive Producers
  • Ross Branch
  • Austin Kwok
    Director of Photography
  • Darnelle David
    Key Cast
  • Gabrielle Jacinto
    Key Cast
  • Sigrid Pareja
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Santos (Mom)"
  • Jason Asuncion
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Santos (Dad)"
  • Rebekah Lazar
    Key Cast
    "Joanna (Voice on Phone)"
  • Samantha Lam
    Production Designer
  • Arthur Rodger ‘Harley’ Maranan
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,600 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Tagalog
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of British Columbia
  • 16th Annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    August 27, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Best Screenplay
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    November 7, 2021
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore

    Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Original Score, Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Comedy Short, Outstanding Achievement Award for Debut Filmmaker
  • Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
    October Award for Best Original Score
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
    March 21, 2022
    Best Short Film
  • Vancouver Island Film Festival
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Director Biography - Arthur Rodger ‘Harley’ Maranan

Arthur Rodger 'Harley' Maranan is a film writer, director, and composer from Manila, Philippines. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2018 to pursue a BFA in Film Production from the University of British Columbia. Since then, Harley has assumed various crew positions for a variety of narrative and commercial projects. These roles include camera assistant, grip and electric, production and post-production sound.

Harley currently works as a Video Producer and Content Editor for SoundGuys (Authority Media), and as the Head Student Recording Technician for the UBC School of Music - Recording & Audio Team. He also continues to work on sets around Vancouver, with a primary focus on location sound mixing and composing.

In the future, Harley is eager to use his experiences in the industry to better inform his writing and directing. His storytelling focuses on defining—and redefining—the roles of Asians in the modern world, told through his unique Filipino blend of humor and drama.

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