Very Merry Mahusay

The Mahusay family's unwanted former houseguest hatches a plan to get back into the Mahusay home.

  • Francis Manuel Abbey
  • Francis Manuel Abbey
  • RC Galindo Abbey
  • Rhonda Mendoza
  • Lee Perna
  • Elaine Espinola
    Key Cast
    "Marites Mahusay"
  • Ian Ampoyo
    Key Cast
    "Pedro Mahusay"
  • Jannah Bilker
    Key Cast
    "Mariped Mahusay"
  • Al Sotto
    Key Cast
  • Ang Opulencia
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Cerafica
    Key Cast
  • Ali Dash
    Key Cast
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    Comedy, Christmas
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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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

"Very Merry Mahusay" is a sequel to "The Houseguest," which introduces the Mahusay family. "The Houseguest" was the result of the 48 Hour Film Project, and we had essentially created a sitcom about a Filipino American family. We loved the characters so much, we decided to bring them back at Filipinos' favorite time of year: Christmas.