When words just don’t easily flow from the heart, an act of love and acceptance can fill the missing pieces that would complete the puzzle of life and the relationships that we all are born to face.
In celebration of Father’s Day – which also coincides with the LGBTQ+ month of June – BRAGAIS SHOES brings to us a short video titled “Papa’s Boy” where the two special occasions have been intertwined to come up with a moving tale which harks back to this quote from author Jack Frost: “Unconditional love is never based upon the merit of the one receiving it; it is based upon the loving nature of the one giving it.”
The 5-minute clip tells of the strains in the relationship between a father and his gay son on the verge of coming out. Strains that can be positively changed with parental understanding leading to an act of acceptance – and giving back love the best way he knows how.
This video is the directorial debut of renowned shoemaker Jojo Bragais who also took charge of casting the two lead performers – the Father and Son played by Roi Paolo Calilong and Johnsel Rotol, respectively.
Wardrobe: Macky Combe
Make up Artist: Arnel Palmera
Musical Scorer: Andrew Milallos
Film Creator: Cinefin by Banogi Sta Maria
Happy Father’s Day!
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