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.
Nerissa directed, wrote and produced “REQUITED”, a feature film main-competition finalists at the highly regarded Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017.
She also 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” 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.
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).
SILVER BELEN (Editor)
Silver Belen’s works thread from motion editorials of fashion shoots, music videos to documentaries, dotting Silver as a surefire complete package – a writer, producer, sound designer, music producer, editor and director, rolled into one. His first venture as a co-owner of Elitefuse Media Company produced the narrative short film, “Kanluran” (The Dusk) followed by his second short film “Kat” which he both directed, wrote, edited and did the sound design.
He has edited the documentary feature films “Marciano” (a Cine Totoo Film Festival finalist) and “Audio Perpetua” and the film “Viva Escolta” (both a QCinema Film Festival finalist). With sheer determination and unparalleled passion for the arts, one thing is sure for this nascent talent — to shoot, edit and direct to tell a great story.