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Published on February 6th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Dante Basco On The New Film “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers,” Upcoming Projects & More

Known to millions for his role as Rufio, the young leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Dante Basco is an American film, television and voice actor. Aside from his on-screen work in countless film and television projects over the last few decades, Basco has found success with voice acting roles. This includes portraying Prince Zuko on Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jake Long on the Disney Channel’s American Dragon: Jake Long, and also Spin Kick on Carmen Sandiego.

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, which had its world premiere at SXSW 2021 and a stellar film festival run after that, marks Dante Basco’s directorial debut. Basco also co-wrote the feature with his brother Darion, who also stars in the film alongside their siblings Dionysio, Arianna and Derek Basco. Without giving too much away, the film is comprised of four vignettes, which follow these zany four brothers, as their Filipino-American family prepares for the ultimate Filipino event: a wedding. However, the eldest of the brothers must secure his pride and position in the family by paying for the wedding, which leads him to revisiting his old life as a hustler to make ends meet. The Fabulous Filipino Brothers hits digital outlets on February 8, 2022 via 1091 Media, which has helmed many award-winning films.

On January 26, 2022, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dante Basco via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, we spoke about upcoming projects and working professionally alongside siblings. More on The Fabulous Filipino Brothers can be found here, here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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