“Sunshine Family” is a dramedy about Filipino family Don and Sonya Mapalad, and their children Shine and Max. They’ve been living in Korea for five years when they decide to go back to the Philippines. However, the plans get marred after Don gets involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Directed by Kim Tai Sik, the acclaimed helmsman of the 2007 international film festival-favorite “Driving With My Wife’s Lover,” “Sunshine Family” is a Korean-Filipino co-production between Spring Films and FILM LINE Pictures Productions LTD.
Shot entirely on location in South Korea, the film will see, for the first time, renowned actors and long-time couple Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino teaming up together for a project. The two will add their real-life dynamics as both husband and wife and parents to their performances as troubled partners-in-life turned partners-in-crime Don and Sonya Mapalad.
Also starring in “Sunshine Family” as the couple’s eldest Shine is rising star, Sue Ramirez. The actress was handpicked by the Korean Tourism Organization to headline the film as she has been serving as a South Korean honorary tourism ambassador since 2016.
Playing her leading man is K-Pop idol Shinwoo of the boyband Blanc7.
“Sunshine Family” is based on the award-winning 1992 Japanese film, “The Hit-And-Run Family.” The film is part of Spring Films’ 10th-anniversary movie line-up this 2019.