I am a 20-year-old Filipino-Australian writer, director and curator currently in my final year of VCA’s Film and TV course.
Born and raised in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, I have been exposed to an extensive range of cultures, people and stories. Despite being fortunate enough to experience a privileged life, I have also come to understand the hardships of being a minority and having a cultural disconnect from my own heritage.
I feel as a Filipino artist in Melbourne, there are stories that need to be told about cultures and philosophies that are outside of the western world. In my lifetime I want to take advantage of this precious platform we call film to not only display philosophies and experiences, but to preserve ideas and cultural identity for future generations to come.