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Recording for Dodie

Directed by Frances Rubio

A Filipino-American daughter digitally records and visually captures the experience of being physically distanced from her sick father, who has been isolated in his nursing facility during the height of the global COVID19 pandemic.

Frances “Frankie” Rubio is a Filipino-American independent filmmaker who believes in restorative storytelling as a medium for social change. Raised in the San Gabriel Valley as the eldest child of working class Filipino immigrant parents, Frankie focuses on elevating marginalized stories within a lens on institutionalized structures, socioeconomic inequities and identity. With filmmaker Mel Mah, she co-founded Decorum Pictures, a production company focused on amplifying underrepresented stories.

Frankie was an Upright Citizens Brigade Diversity Scholar, an Emerging Content Creators Inclusion Initiative Scholar, a US Cannes Young Lions Media Finalist, and a finalist for Wavelength Productions’ First-Time Director Grant and Sundance’s 2021 Creative Producing Lab. She founded and runs High End, an award-winning film and entertainment marketing agency partnering with entertainment brands. She’s currently the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) and holds a MS from Columbia University and BAs from UC San Diego.


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AMC, Otay Ranch Town Center

Sun, Oct 16
5:30 pm