Retro Screenings Online and Artist Talk

Canada, PhilippinesEnglish and other languages with English subtitles

Presenting a collection of short and mid-length work from Romeo Candido's career.


Romeo Candido is a CSA winner and proud Filipino Canadian story teller with experience in film, television, theatre, documentary and advertising.  Recent credits include writing / directing a film for the NBA called SHORTY, directing on S29 of THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, directing two episodes of the upcoming CIRCUIT BREAKERS for Apple TV and writing an episode of the hit comedy SON OF A CRITCH.  He is currently the co-showrunner of S8 of popular dance series The Next Step for CBBC and YTV.  His ten part musical series TOPLINE, which he serves as creator, writer, director and composer premiered to rave reviews on CBC Gem March 31 2022.  His original musical PRISON DANCER will  have its world premiere as a stage musical at the Citadel Theatre in spring of 2023.


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Canada, Philippines201260 minComedy, Dance, Drama

Inspired by the real-life dancing rehabilitation program that became a worldwide viral sensation on YouTube, Prison Dancer details the poignant and hilarious stories of six prison dancers who turned a maximum-security prison into a world stage.



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Canada, Philippines200226 minDocumentary

A documentary following members of the Toronto Filipinx Canadian community preparing for Fiesta.



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Canada, Philippines320028 minMusic

A fly-on-the-wall look at the early days of R&B group Kuya as they perform for New York’s top labels.



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Canada, Philippines20154 minMusic

A music-video collaboration between dance troupe Hataw and Candido’s music project A La Una (née Datu).



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Canada, Philippines20218 minMusic

In Shorty, a father gives his daughter a history lesson of the greatest small NBA players to illustrate that height isn’t all you need.

An NBA Films for Fans created by a partnership with the OLG and Toronto Film Festival, SHORT Y is part of collection of short films commemorating the NBA's 75th anniversary


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Canada, Philippines200412 minComedy

This collaboration with comedian Ron Josol is a farcical time capsule of Asian male aughts humour.


9 Nov, 2022

to 20 Nov, 2022

This shorts programme will be shown exclusively online from Nov 9 – 20. The ROMEO CANDIDO RETRO VOD PASS will give FREE access to

  • Ang Pamana: The Inheritance
  • Prison Dancer
  • Lolo’s Child
  • All the Romeo Candido shorts
  • The pre-recorded artist talk between Romeo and Amanda Paris





Artist Talk

Join Romeo Candido and writer director Amanda Parris as they discuss Candido’s career.

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