Hi Nay

Hi Nay is a supernatural horror fiction podcast with a Filipina protagonist and Filipino supernatural elements. It has multiple BIPOC LGBTQ+ characters, and primarily takes place in Toronto     Hi Nay, literally translated to “Hi Mom”, follows Mari, a Filipina immigrant who lives in Toronto. 

Mari first gets roped into Toronto’s supernatural crises after saving Laura from being killed. From then on, she assists Detectives Donner and Murphy in dealing with supernatural threats using her upbringing as a babaylan (Shaman).   

Mari finds herself dealing with a multitude of supernatural issues in Toronto. She has a great aptitude for magic, though her abilities seem to have a price she’s not forthcoming about. She calls her Nanay (mother) often and recounts her experiences over the phone.  

This exciting audio drama is filled with Mystery, Suspense, and most importantly, Horror.

Motzie Dapul (Creator, writer, director, editor, voice actor for Mari)

Reg Geli (Co-creator, editor)

Yoyi Halago, Alyssa Gimenez (Editors)

Abigayle Rhodes as Laura, Leon Johnson as Donner, Edward Boxler as Murphy, Adil Ramchurn as Ashvin (Main Cast)

More credits and roles available in the episode descriptions. 


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