Pinoy Noir

Follow the adventures of Filipino-American Detective Conanan in these classic noir episodes

  • Francis Abbey
    The Black Friday Games, The Broken Continent, 6 Nonsmokers
  • Francis Abbey
    Extraction, Of Dice and Men, Lizard Man
  • Lee Perna
    Kringle Time, Bombshell
  • Francis Abbey
    Taking the Plunge, A Man Walks Into a Bar, Chris & Carol
  • Ian Ampoyo
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Conanan"
    Passage, Burnt Toast
  • Ang Opulencia
    Key Cast
    "Kudi (Sidekick)"
    Red Face, La Cena
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 48 Hour Film Project - Baltimore, MD
    United States
    August 31, 2022
    Third Place Best Film
  • 48 Hour Film Project - Yes We Cannes
    December 11, 2022
Director Biography - Francis Abbey

Francis Manuel Abbey is an award-winning filmmaker who has been active for more than 20 years. He wrote, directed, and produced the feature comedies Boxing Day and Six Nonsmokers, as well as the fantasy series The Broken Continent. Since 2014, he has been a multi-skilled producer for TEGNA Media, working in marketing and news content and winning five National Capital Emmy awards. Francis’ Filipino mythology-inspired script Say Boo has won several awards and ranks in the top 1% of 94,000 projects on the screenwriting website Coverfly. In 2022, Francis formed Barkada DMV, a Filipino-led group of filmmakers and actors dedicated to increasing Filipino representation on screen and behind the camera. Francis is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of Say Boo and developing new projects with Barkada DMV.

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Director Statement

"Pinoy Noir" started as a tweet making a joke about a film noir starring Filipino Americans. Then as Barkada DMV was preparing for the Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project, a crew member suggested that regardless of the assigned genre, we do it in the style of a film noir. As a fan of the look of film noir, I was excited to do it, especially with a Filipino American cast. I drew on my memories of classic detective show reruns that I watched on cable TV as a kid, and reimagined them with Pinoys. As I said in a screening Q&A, I was taking the entertainment of my youth and brownwashing it.