Sunday, March 6, 2016

Director Francis Pasion found dead in QC unit

Director Francis Pasion dead, Wenn Deramas, dead

Veteran film and television director Francis Xavier Pasion was discovered lifeless in a bathroom in his house in Quezon City on Sunday afternoon.

Joji Alonso, the producer of Pasion’s Cinemalaya entries “Sampaguita” and “Bwaya,” became worried when Pasion was not answering texts and calls. Pasion parents were the one who discovered his dead body in the bathroom.

According to initial findings of PNP SOCO, "He has been having chest pains which is why he went to Cardinal (Santos Medical Center) to undergo a medical exam…” according to a report from

Pasion, whose last project was working in the hit television soap “On The Wings of Love,” is a multi-awarded independent film director.

His 2014 film “Bwaya” won Best Film in the New Breed Category in the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival, along with Best in Cinematography and Best Original Score awards.

In 2008, his film “Jay” won Best Film, Best Editing, and the Balanghai Trophy in the Cinemalaya Film Festival. The said film also reaped awards in the Venice, Busan, and Berlin film festivals.

He is a communication graduate from Ateneo, included in his work as a director are episodes of different ABS-CBN television shows like “Dyesebel,” “My Binondo Girl,” “Princess and I” and “Nathaniel.”

Just last week, another big time television and movie director from ABSCBN Wenn Deramas, known for his movies which broke box-office records, died on Monday of cardiac arrest.

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