Dongdong (Iska)

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Portrayed by Pryle Gura[1]
Appears in Iska
Debut episode 1: "The Hunting Party"
Year 2019

Dongdong is a major character in the Philippine drama movie Iska.

Character creation

Director Theodore Boborol organized multiple casting calls where auditionees had to mimic an autistic child's meltdown from YouTube videos. Ruby Ruiz, who plays the character's titular grandmother, visited a school for children with autism.[1]


An impoverished grandmother looks after her autistic grandson.


Dongdong is stated to be autistic in interviews with the cast and crew.[1][2]


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