If a Million People See My Movie, I Hope They See a Million Different Movies.
Born in Manila but raised as a Navy brat across several U.S. bases in Japan, I learned to appreciate different cultures at an early age. Opting to rekindle my roots, I returned to Manila to earn a Multimedia Arts degree from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The pursuit for creative expression and my own canvas led me to film, eventually taking a Director’s Apprenticeship under Peque Gallaga. In 2009, I entered advertising as a wide-eyed Offline Editor for Post Manila, working with and learning from some of the country’s most prolific film and commercial directors such as Erik Matti, Paolo Dy, Mario Cornejo, Paolo Villaluna, and Joel Limchoc. A strong inclination to create beyond the edit suite brought me to the International Institute of Film and Arts (IIFA) to study cinematography.
In 2011, I established Quiet Storm, a small one-stop-shop specializing in the guerilla filmmaking of corporate AVPs, music videos, and virals. Since then, I've been in and around the country taking commissions as a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor. Aside from Quiet Storm, I frequently collaborate with Seventh Films, Etcetera on ETC, and ETC HQ.