Cinematografo Originals is a new project development initiative that provides co-production financing through pre-sales for the selected film projects, both narrative and documentary, and aims to foster, mentor, nurture new filmmaking talent from the Filipino diaspora.

HP Mendoza

H. P. Mendoza is an American film directorscreenwriter, actor, producer and musician. He is best known for his micro-budget work as a screenwriter, composer and lyricist on Colma: The Musical (2007), as well as his follow-up musical and directorial debut, Fruit Fly (2010). Mendoza’s musical…

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Francis dela Torre

Francis Dela Torre studied film production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television in Los Angeles. While there, he was one of two students specially selected by a committee of faculty and entertainment industry professionals to direct a master’s thesis…

 

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Loy Arcenas

Arcenas was born in the Philippine island province of Cebu, studied in University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City for pre-med, went to London for theater studies and found work in New York where he is currently based. As a film director, he dazzled critics and moviegoers alike with his film debut…

 

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Bianca Catbagan

Bianca Catbagan is currently taking up her MFA in Directing in Columbia University in New York City. Before she left to pursue her master’s abroad, she directed a documentary called “Letters to the Future”,…

 

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Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim emigrated from Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in film. She hopes to bring the American audience a fresh take on the Filipino culture. She was recently accepted…

 

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