Filmmakers A–M

Philippines Doc Film Makers

    Adjani Arumpac
    graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Audio Visual Communications from the University of the Philippines. Her thesis, Walai (2006), is a documentary film on Muslim women in Southern Philippines. More…
      Albert  P. AlmendralejoAlbert  P. AlmendralejoAlbert P. Almendralejo
      is Vice-Chairman of Philippine Independent Filmmakers Cooperative (IFC Pilipinas), the largest group of independent film directors and workers in the Philippines. He is also a writer, director and educator. More ...
        © Alexander Cruz

        Alexander Cruz

        Alexander Cruz is a filmmaker and media producer who explores the need to create new meanings out of broken identities, narratives, myths and values.More ...
        Baby Ruth Villarama
        has been involved in documentary and narrative film production in the Philippines and the Southeast Asia region for the past 10 years. Having begun with producing films and researching for international organizations, Ruth has since worked with the British Council, ILO-UNDP, more...
          Copyright Byron O. Bryant© Byron O. Bryant Byron O. Bryant
          worked as recording engineering before becoming a scriptwriter and filmmaker; worked for Star Cinema, Inc. from 2000 to 2003; collaboration as scriptwriter with veteran director Celso Ad Castillo produced two movies More ...
            Copyright Christopher Gozum© Christopher GozumChristopher Gozum
            is a diasporic Filipino filmmaker currently working as a medical videographer and video editor in the Middle East. He came from the town of Bayambang, province of Pangasinan in the northern Philippines. More ...
              Coreen Jimenez
              Monster Jimenez, Managing Director, has been deeply involved in every major production of Arkeofilms. Her background involves experience in newspaper, television and magazine work. More ...
                Dempster SamaristaDempster Samarista
                is an internationally recognized film editor and sound designer who has ventured into documentary filmmaking and commercial directing. Taguri: The Kites of Sulu is his first feature documentarythat was featured at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival’s Cinetech Market. More…
                  Ditsi CarolinolDitsi Carolino
                  is a Filipina director who studied sociology at the University of the Philippines and documentary direction at the National Film and Television School in the UK. More ...
                    EdnaidaEdnaidaEdnaida Maria Gonzales
                    is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Manila. She studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines. More ...
                      Emil MijaresEmil MijaresEmil James Mijares
                      knew he would be a visual story teller from the moment he grabbed his first pencil and paper at 11 months old. From then on he never stopped creating images through drawing, painting, producing animations and now filmmaking. More ...
                        Emilio AbeleEmilio L. AbelloEmilio L. Abello
                        describes the movie set as “one of the most romantic places, you’re in the middle of nowhere and you have all these lights and production people trying to make something out of nothing and it’s a new world altogether.” More ...
                          Janus VictoriaJanus Victoria
                          is an independent filmmaker and broadcast journalist. She received the 2013 Tokyo Talent Campus Award for development for her feature film project Kodokushi—Escape to Summer. More ...
                          © Jason Domantay

                          Jason Domantay

                          Jason is Philippines documentary filmmaker who creates films about human's courage and survival.More ...
                          Albert  P. AlmendralejoJed MedranoJed Medrano
                          is a freelance writer, director and independent film producer. She has produced corporate ads, television segments, music videos, short films and feature length films. More ...
                            Jennifer RacelisJennifer P. RacelisJennifer P. Racelis
                            has extensive experience in film and documentary production management, including work for the History Channel. More ...
                              Jewel Maranan

                              Jewel Maranan

                              is an independent documentary filmmaker. Her documentary "Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born?" won the Gawad Urian for Best Documentary in 2012 Critics of Philippine Cinema and the Jury Special Mention in the Chopshots Documentary Festival Southeast Asia.More ...
                              DocNet/Joanna Vasquez ArongJoanna Vasquez ArongJoanna Vasquez Arong
                              has produced and directed two documentaries in China and in Zambia, which have been supported by the Pusan Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival. More ...
                                John BacolorJohn BacolorJohn Mari Recci C. Bacolor
                                is a freelance film and video production practitioner. He directs and shoot videos for various corporate clients, social groups and events. He has experience working in film as assistant director, art director and talent coordinator. More ...
                                  Joseph Israel Monteagudo LabanJoseph Israel Monteagudo LabanJoseph Israel Monteagudo Laban
                                  is a Tagalog filmmaker and journalist. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in documentary filmmaking at New York University on a Fulbright Scholarship. More…
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                                    Joy Romina C. Marcelo

                                    has been in the television industry since 1995. She started as a producer of an investigative show, IMBESTIGADOR.More ...
                                    DocNetMae Urtal Caralde
                                    is a visual artist, an educator, and an independent filmmaker. She gained her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Media Studies from the University of the Philippines. Her films usually focus on conflict, gender and socio-political issues. More...
                                      Malaya Camporedondo–De GuiaMalaya Camporedondo–De Guia
                                      was born in Samal Island in Mindanao. She is currently the festival director of Ay Apo! Film Festival in Baguio City. More ...
                                        Martha AtienzaMartha AtienzaMartha Atienza
                                        lives and works between Rotterdam (NL) and Bantayan Island (PH). Her work is a series mostly constructed in video, of almost sociological nature, that studies her direct environment. More...
                                          DocNet/Meryl Rose Quero-AsaMeryl Rose Quero-AsaMeryl Rose Quero-Asa
                                          is a documentary film maker, a writer, and a sociologist. More ...
                                            © Michael Christian Cardoz

                                            Michael Christian Cardoz

                                            is a Filipino filmmaker whose body of work is composed mainly of fiction and documentary films. He made his first full-length fiction, Ranchero, after graduating from film school in 2007.More ...