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  • British-Columbia
  • 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Erin Cumming
  • Biographical

Master Tailor Pat Cocco worked long and hard to earn his reputation as one of the best in the business, so it’s not hard to imagine he expects the same precision from his protégé, Raffael… who also happens to be his son.

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What happens when a young man joins dear old dad in the family business? It's like a cat in a bag.


Pat Cocco is a Master Tailor with over 60 years experience. Emigrating from Italy at thirteen years of age, he has worked hard to earn a reputation as one of the best in the business. A firecracker in his seventies, Pat runs Burnaby’s Seville Tailors. Continuing the old world tradition, Pat expects precision from his protégé, Raffael. The catch is that Raffael is also Pat’s son. Gregarious with a plucky sense of humour, the apprentice tailor has big trousers to fill if he’s to take over the family business. But how can Raffael focus on work when pushing Pat’s buttons can be so much fun?


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Erin’s a wiz in the edit suite and is ready to take the reigns on set. Krista knows quality and is a pro at making things happen. Together, we’re a video-creating power-couple. We’re excited to team up to tell this cool local story. Vote Team Cocco

Krista Kelloway

Krista Kelloway

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Erin Cumming

Erin Cumming

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