NERISSA PICADIZO (Director, Writer and Producer)
Nerissa Picadizo won “Best Indie Producer” in the shorts category of the International Film Festival Manhattan 2014 in New York City for her film ASTRAY. She was one of the honorees at the “5th Inquirer Indie Bravo” Awards given by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Picadizo was one of the awardees for cinema at “The 7th ANI NG DANGAL” Awards, a presidential award given by NCCA. Nerissa was also a 2016 “Sangguniang Bayan” awardee, the highest honor given by a local government to its Outstanding Citizen.
Picadizo has more than a decade of extensive experience working in various Film, TV, events and theater productions. Picadizo directed, wrote and produced two short-films “STRESSFUL X” and “ASTRAY”. She also has directed a TV travel show, music videos and AVPs. She is the Producer of two feature length films; the soon to be release “The Solar Champion” under ‘Inspire Change Films’ which is a Philippine-American production company and “Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat” (Shadows of Noon) which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Cinema One Original Film Festival. She has also produced numerous other short films.
MARTIN MAYUGA (Producer/Line Producer)
Martin Mayuga is the Line Producer of award-winning and critically-acclaim feature films like “Hamog” (winner of Critics Choice Awards at the 2016 Moscow International Film Festival and winner of Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival), “Swap” (2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival), “Singing in Graveyards” (2016 Venice Film Festival, Critics’ Week), “Hiblang Abo” (2016 Cinemalaya Film Festival) and “Soap Opera” (2014 Cinema One Originals Film Festival).
He is also the Producer of numerous shorts films namely Papa’s Shadow (Winner of Netpac Jury Prize at the 2016 QCinema International Film Festival), Blk-D (2016), Ako (2016), Sud sa ginhawaan (2016), Babuyan (2016), Social Virus (2014) and Mga Ligaw na Paruparo (2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival).
Martin is also the Production Manager/Line Producer of the Cannes Film Festival winner film MA’ ROSA by Brillante Mendoza. As a budding filmmaker, he has directed the short films Internal Organs (2016), Sud sa ginhawaan (In-Competition at 2016 SalaMindanaw International Film Festival) and Babuyan (2016). He studied Producing at the Cinemalaya Institute.
See: Martin Mayuga’s IMDB page
KAREN CALILUNG (Associate Producer)
Karen Calilung is the Co-Producer of “ASTRAY”, a film that won “Best Indie Producer” at the International Film Festival Manhattan 2014 in New York. She is also a creative consultant of “Astray” and “Requited”. Aside from writing, Karen is also a businesswoman. She studied Law at San Sebastian and is currently a consultant for an accounting firm.
CHARLIEBEBS GOHETIA (Editor)
Charliebebs Gohetia is a multi-award winning editor and filmmaker. He won Best Editor for the films “Hamog” (2016) and “Alamat ni China Doll” (2013) at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. He has also grabbed the award for Best Film Editing at the 27th Star Awards for Movies for the film “Sigwa” (2010).
Gohetia has been nominated at the Asian Film Awards in 2008 for the film “Tirador” (Slingshot) by Brillante Mendoza. He was nominated numerous times at Gawad Urian for the films Foster Child (2007), Tirador (2007) and The Natural Phenomenon of Madness (2012) as an editor. His other acclaim and award-winning films are Dance of the Steel Bars (2013), Bahay Bata 2011, Ligo na Ü Lapit na Me (2011), Bakal Boys (2009) Astig 2009 and Twilight Dancers2006. He is also the director, writer and producer behind the critically-acclaim film “I Love You. Thank You.”
JEYOW EVANGELISTA (Director of Photography)
Jeyow Evangelista has been nominated 3 times for Best Cinematography at the Moonrise Environmental Documentary Film Festival for the Documentary “Lawa ng Bae (2008)”, “Lake Bato (2009)”, and “Bamboo Lake (2009)”. He also recently won Best Cinematography for “One Fatal Wrath” at the 7th Largabista Film Festival.
He started his career in the industry as a Camera Operator in 2003 where he worked for ABS-CBN, GMA 7, Solar Chanel, TV5 (ABC5), and various Cable Channels. His feature film works as a cinematographer include “Puntod”, “Quicktrip”, “Telebisyon” and “Condo”. Jeyow spends his time doing documentaries, photography and running his own production house. His short film “Babae Ako” won an Honorable Mention award at the 21st Gawad CCP for Alternative Film & Video.
MAXIE EVANGELISTA (Production Manager)
Maxie Evangelista’s film resume is impressive and he is one of the most reliable film collaborators one can ever work with. He has been the Line Producer and Production Manager of numerous films such as “Manila”, “Aurora”, “Dose”, “Adela”, “Batanes”, “Kadin”, “Crossroads”, “Muli”, “The Natural Phenomenon of Madness” and “Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat” to name a few.
A devoted film enthusiast, Maxie is also one of the longest Core Group Organizer of “Pelikula at Titus Brandsma”, a film club that has spanned for more than 17 years.
MARILEN MAGSAYSAY (Colorist)
Marilen Magsaysay is one of the sought after colorist and is a well-known name in the color grading industry in the Philippines. She has been behind the coloring magic of award-winning films like Transit, Sakaling Hindi Makarating, Ekstra, David F., Sunday Beauty Queen, Birdshot, I America, Buhay Habangbuhay, Iisa, Santa Santita, Debosyon, Baler, Serbis, Crying Ladies, Muro-Ami and Jose Rizal to name a few from her long-list of works. She has been the head colorist at Optima Digital before opening her own production company Media East Production together with husband/sound designer Raffy Magsaysay.
RAFFY MAGSAYSAY (Sound Designer)
Raffy Magsaysay is known for his works on Dance of the Steel Bars (2013), Crying Ladies (2003) and La Visa Loca (2005). He has been nominated as a sound designer at Gawad Urian for the films Boundary (2011), Big Time (2005) and Crying Ladies (2003). He won for Best Sound for the film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating” at the 2016 Cine Filipino Film Festival.
Raffy was trained as a sound recordist by a British director Matthew Rosen. They worked together on several television commercials and MTV videos from 1998 to 2000. After several years in the industry, Raffy started experimenting in sound design which won him awards from Cinemalaya and Gawad Urian for the movie “Big Time”. His other works are the award-winning films Woman of the Ruins (2013), The Guerilla Is a Poet (2013), Lilet Never Happened (2012), National Geographic Special: Inside Malacañang (TV Movie documentary 2012), Namets! (2018) and Rotonda (2006).