‘Asian Persuasion’ takes home Audience Award at Soho Int’l Film Fest
In a resounding celebration of cinematic excellence, “Asian Persuasion” secured the coveted Audience Award for Best Full-Length Film at the Soho International Film Festival.
The festival took place on Sept. 21, Thursday at Fushimi Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. This cinematic gem, directed by Jhett Tolentino and produced by Michael Ang and Richard Gervais, had moviegoers on the edge of their seats.
The team shared the ecstatic news on Instagram, writing “thank you to those who cheered and howled during our world premiere last Saturday, and for your votes!”
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The film revolves around frustrated chef Mickey (Dante Basco) navigating life post-divorce from his wife Avery (KC Concepcion), a fashion executive. Mickey’s alimony payments become too much of a burden, leading him and his best friend Caspian (Kevin Kreider) to devise a plan to orchestrate Avery’s remarriage through a fabricated online dating profile. What follows is a journey that unfolds with unexpected twists and turns.
With a diverse and talented cast, “Asian Persuasion” delves into the complexities of relationships, the quirks of online dating, and the lengths people go to for love.
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Winning the Audience Award at the Soho International Film Festival speaks volumes about the film’s ability to resonate with viewers. “Asian Persuasion” is not just a film; it’s also a heartfelt exploration of love, laughter, and the unpredictable journey of the heart that firmly establishes itself as a must-watch in contemporary cinema.