After appearing in numerous films and TV shows in his three-decade career, multi-talented Fil-Am artist Dante Basco has finally taken a shot at film directing.

Dante is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, and for his many voice acting roles which include Prince Zuko in Avatar: the Last Airbender. For his directorial debut, Dante worked on a screenplay with his male siblings and came up with a dark romantic comedy called “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers.”

The film is a family affair. It stars Dante and his real life bros Derek, Dionysio and Darion, along with sister Arianna and their folks Darius and Aida. The story follows a group of Filipino brothers as they find themselves in situations that will challenge their beliefs on love, family, and culture.

Dante was recently interviewed by journalist Ces Drilon on her Kumu show “Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon” to talk about his exciting new project, the life of the Bascos in America, and his belief that Pinoy films can shine globally.

The California-born actor describes “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers” as a largely lighthearted film about love, marriage and relationships. Set in the brothers’ hometown of Pittsburg, California, the movie has some drama, yes, but it’s also very funny. “It’s an independent film so there’s a little brashness to it,” he tells Ces in the interview. “It’s not a regular comedy.”