Michael Angelo Dagñalan

Michael Angelo Dagñalan

Kuwentista Productions
Filmmaker

Manila, Philippines

Member Since:
November 2013
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Michael

When Mike decided to immerse himself fully in the process of filmmaking, he took on the not-so-typical work environment of long hours in creative development, production and promotion/exhibition of his films. He believes that film is a creative documentation of our time and because telling stories with moving images is one of the coolest jobs on this earth. Crazy enough to spend countless days in learning, unlearning and re-learning the art & craft of visual storytelling.

A freelance director/writer for film, television and advertising, this Filipino visual storyteller adapts to the changing landscape in mass communications. As an experienced independent filmmaker he steers creative direction to fulfill a collective goal. Not to be the “auteur” but learn to work with different teams and their skills. Working passionately with craftsmen who believe in his capacity and his vision.

https://vimeo.com/kuwentista

Credits

  • Paglaya sa Tanikala (Freedom from Chains)

    Paglaya sa Tanikala (Freedom from Chains) (2012)
    Film by Somascan Fathers Foundation (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Layang Bilanggo (Life Sentence)

    Layang Bilanggo (Life Sentence) (2010)
    Film by 6th Cinema One Originals Film Festival (Action) Writer/Director/Producer

  • River of Dreams

    River of Dreams (2009)
    Film (short) by Kuwentista Productions, Inc. (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Karoler (The Caroler)

    Karoler (The Caroler) (2009)
    Film (short) by Kuwentista Productions, Inc. (Horror) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Pagburnayan (Jar Factory)

    Pagburnayan (Jar Factory) (2009)
    Film (short) by Kuwentista Productions, Inc. Writer/Director/Producer

  • Reflections beyond the River of Dreams

    Reflections beyond the River of Dreams (2009)
    Documentary by Kuwentista Productions, Inc. (Documentary) Writer/Director/Producer

  • Isnats (Snatcher)

    Isnats (Snatcher) (2005)
    Film by 1st Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival (Action) Writer/Director/Producer

  • 9-5

    9-5 (2004)
    Film (short) by ActNow Studios (Drama) Director

Awards

  • 2nd Place (International Deaf Film), India International Deaf Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Picture (Layang Bilanggo/6th Cinema One Originals Film Festival)
    (2010)

  • Best Entry for Children (River of Dreams/Gawad CCP for Alternative Film and Video
    (2009)

  • Best Screenplay (Isnats/Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature)
    (2002)

Education

  • Mowelfund Film Institute
    (1997-2007)

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