Drama, Musical Yellow Rose
YELLOW ROSE is the timely story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known. It is a film by Diane Paragas. The film stars Grammy®-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown and Miss Saigon) in her feature film debut, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan (Mula sa puso) and Tony Award®-winner and Grammy®-nominee Lea Salonga (Mulan, Aladdin).
Directed by Diane Paragas, the film is written by Paragas, Annie Howell and Celena Cipriaso based on a story by Paragas and Andy Bienen. The film is produced by Paragas, Cecilia R. Mejia, Rey Cuerdo and Orian Williams. Executive Producers are Olivia De Jesus and Karen Elizaga. YELLOW ROSE is Paragas’s debut narrative feature film.
In a Statement, Director Diane Paragas said the following:
I am so excited to partner with Stage 6 Films in presenting YELLOW ROSE, a deeply personal story that is filled with heart, acceptance and hope set to an unforgettable original soundtrack. This release has given us a unique opportunity to present the Filipino-American experience and the struggles of undocumented families to a wide spectrum of audiences, who we hope will embrace Rose’s story and leave the theater singing her songs.
Fun fact: The film is the winner of thirteen film festival jury and audience awards. Only in theaters October 9 in the United States and Canada