Jen is a Filipina filmmaker & artist whose work aims to capture the struggles and the sacred in the everyday. Meditative and intimate, her work touches on memory and  the intersections between personal and collective history.

She holds a multiple Masters Degree in Documentary Film Directing from DocNomads through Erasmus Mundus scholarship, which has taken her  throughout Europe making films in Portugal, Hungary, and Belgium

With over a decade of experience in directing and producing documentaries and entertainment programs for television and digital platforms in Asia-Pacific and Europe, Jen has worked with Netflix Asia, Discovery Channel Asia, Channel News Asia, AXN Asia, History Channel Asia, Lifestyle Network Global (now Metro Channel), FYI Asia, and Sony Entertainment TV Asia. 

In 2018, she held her first solo photography exhibition on her long-term series, 'Notes From the Sea', which captures the strong relationship between the local surfing community and their environment in Baler, the "birthplace of Philippine surfing". 

Her film, 'In the Name of Small Things', was screened in Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TIDF) in 2022. Together with the group, Weekend Project, their documentary 'Pamana' (Inheritance) has been showcased at the Visual Documentary Project film festival in Kyoto, Japan (2013), and Nations in Visions, Vol. 1.  in Manila, Philippines (2019). 

Currently, she is the lead curator at Cinemata, an independent video platform that holds space for films focused on human rights and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific. She also produces Pretty Good Podcast, a video podcast dedicated to digital rights and its intersection with social issues in the region.

Jen is currently based in PH, and is available for projects globally.



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