Francis Xavier Pasion

Active - 2008 - 2011  |   Born - Feb 8, 1978 in Manila, Philippines  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Won first prize at a national art contest in Grade 6; used to draw religious pictures on the back of cigarette cartons.
  • Rejected a high-paying job in advertising and worked as a wardrobe assistant for director Marilou Diaz-Abaya's Muro-Ami (1999).
  • Founded the Loyola Film Circle, a filmmaking club, at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1997.
  • Made his directorial debut with Jay (2008) that premiered at the Venice Film Festival; won three awards, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Editing, at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
  • Directed Sampaguita, National Flower (2010) that was Philippine's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2011 Oscars; won the Special Jury Prize at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.