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Year 2023
Runtime 101 mins
Language Tagalog, Waray
Subtitles English
Canadian Premiere

ASOG is a screwball tragicomedy starring a cast of real-life Super Typhoon survivors. Jaya is a non-binary teacher whose career as a comedian hosting a late-night television show ended due to a natural disaster that devastated the Philippines. Picking up the pieces in their life, Jaya decides to travel across the country in hopes of winning a beauty pageant and the prize money that comes with it. But before they can leave, a chance encounter with Arnel, a student going the same way in search of family, complicates their solitary plans. As they travel seemingly countless miles together on foot, bike, and boat, the unlikely duo find themselves forever changed by each other and those they encounter on their journey.

Challenging road movie conventions, ASOG is a stunning and profound ode to the power of solidarity amidst struggle. This one-of-a-kind film plays with the line between narrative and documentary to become something entirely new.


Canada Philippines
Tribeca Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Seán‌ ‌ Devlin 叶 世民
Executive Producer
Adam McKay, Alan Cumming, Joel Kim Booster, Matthew Krysko, Cecilia R. Mejia
Amanda Ernst, Seán Devlin 叶 世民
Seán‌ ‌ Devlin 叶 世民, Jaya, Arnel Pablo
Anna MacDonald
Yap Sei-Been
Emmett Hall
Rey Aclao, Arnel Pablo, Ricky Gacho Jr., Jaya