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Sunshine Family, A Film in Korea with Filipino Actors

The cast and crew of Sunshine Family
Come June 5, the much-awaited film about the family base on the award-winning 1992 Japanese Film “Hit and Run Family” will be showing in Philippine Theaters, the new version under the direction of Kim Tai-Sik is called “Sunshine Family” with 4 Filipino casts acting as one family.

Sunshine Family is in line with the 10th year anniversary celebration of Spring Films, the Filipino independent film studio that brought us “Kimi Dora” trilogy and the box office hit “Kita-Kita”, in partnership with Korean studio FILM LINE Pictures Productions LTD.

It’s a story of supposed to be dysfunctional Pinoy Family living in Korea, that in one hit-and-run incident they became united again to resolve the problem. During its Blogcon last June 2 at the Cornerstone Studio in Quezon City, Director Tai-Sik admits that the film supposed to tackle more on Mother’s Day angle, however as the shooting progress, it was developed into more on family bonding film.

“Original story is 30 years ago from Japan, we have to make it very modern that’s the big deal, so, first of all, it will fit in Korean Culture and the even Philippines, Filipinos have big families and it centered to big families, making an original story is really hard, we try to base it in the original story and try not to copy paste it, we don’t make the family bigger, just a 4 member without the grandpa, while filming I question myself, am I really filming a family movie or it’s a friend story, is it the story of a separated family becoming one by the accident, I’m sure due to this one mistake and one hurtful word can make one united, even little can make family bonding.” Tai Sik said as translated by the interpreter in the event.
Sue Ramirez and Shinwoo
The cast admit it was hard at first due to the language barrier, but as the shooting continues, they all adjusted and have fun, even Director Tai Sik is all praises with the Filipino actors, he said that they eat any food they serve and sleep very well.

The movie stars real-life couple Nonie and Shamine Buencamino, Sue Ramirez, Marco Masa, and Kpop band Blanc7 member Shinwoo.

“It shows how flexible Filipinos can be when put in different country, that’s true Filipinos are very flexible, we can adjust, this movie will show how Flexible Filipinos are, not only as one but as Family too, we can adapt to the weather, to the language, the culture itself, but still we can keep the Filipinos in us” Ramirez said.

“I hope you feel the family after watching the movie, the Family bonding, the love for Family really matters, not just for Family, outside you have friends, co-workers who also work hard, I hope you guys feel it after watching the movie,” Shinwoo said.

Director Sik is acclaimed for his 2007 International Film Festival favorite “Driving with My Wife’s Lover, after making Sunshine Family he looks forward in making Films in the Philippines and hoping this will be the start, that South Korea and the Philippines made more movies together. 

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