Pinoy Noir

Detective Conanan and Kudi are on the case in a Filipino American spin on the classic genre.

  • Francis Manuel Abbey
  • Francis Manuel Abbey
  • RC Galindo Abbey
  • Rhonda Mendoza
  • Lee Perna
  • Ian Ampoyo
    Key Cast
  • Ang Opulencia
    Key Cast
  • Elaine Espinola
    Key Cast
  • Jannah Bilker
    Key Cast
  • Al Sotto
    Key Cast
  • Keith Villones
    Key Cast
  • Ali Dash
    Key Cast
  • Ellie Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • 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
    July 21, 2022
    Third Place Winner
Director Biography - Francis Manuel 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. I drew on my memories of classic detective show reruns that I watched on cable TV. As I said in a screening Q&A, I was taking the entertainment of my youth and brownwashing it.