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The Comedian

A stand-up comedian is tired of hitting open mics and decides to bring their comedy to the people of the Los Angeles Metro.

  • Nicole N. Nequinto
    Spells Like Teen Spirit
  • Nicole N. Nequinto
  • Nicole N. Nequinto
  • Nicole N. Nequinto
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mockumentary, Los Angeles, Stand Up Comedy, Asian Filmmaker, Filipino Filmmaker
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    60 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles: On Location Video Project
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 5, 2019
Director Biography - Nicole N. Nequinto

Nicole N. Nequinto is a filmmaker based in Manila, Philippines. After growing up in Manila, she moved to Los Angeles to study screenwriting and producing at the UCLA Extension. While in school, she produced the short documentary “Baba’s Next Chapter” (2018) which showed at the 2019 Florida Film Festival. Her comedy pilot was selected as a second rounder in the 2018 Austin Film Festival. A lover of comedy, she has produced a comedy podcast, web-sketch series and performed in UCB’s Filipino AF: A Fil-Am Comedy and Variety Show at the 2018 San Francisco Sketch Fest.

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Director Statement

I am one of the very few people to have lived in LA and decided to never drive a car. I relied on the bus and metro. One day, on the metro red line, two dance crews came on the car one after the other. They were immediately followed by a crew of Santa Clause cosplayers. I remember thinking - what's the silliest kind of artist that could be on the metro?

That is what inspired this mockumentary. In following an overly optimistic and naive stand-up comedian, I was able to tap into the eccentric and endearing personalities all over the city. It doesn't matter how much money they make, or if they're even good at all. Because all that matters is making someone smile.