ManileƱos

A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING MANILA, THE DENSEST CITY IN THE WORLD, THROUGH THE LENS OF STREET ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK.

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SYNOPSIS

Brian Barrios: The Political Activist. DeeJae Pa'este: The Entrepreneur. Lee Salvador: The Dreamer. Through the work of three Filipino street artists, we explore the many worlds that exist within Manila, the densest city on Earth, and what it means to live there.

CREW BIOS

Kim Dryden

Co-director // Producer

A producer, production manager, and multimedia-storyteller, Kim focuses on stories involving art and the outward expression of inner worlds. She holds an MFA in documentary filmmaking from the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest, and works as the production manager at Udacity in Mountain View, CA.

Austin Smith

Co-director // Producer // Cinematographer

A Filipino American from the Bay Area, Austin has close ties to the FilAm community in the US as well as the street art community in Manila. Austin holds degrees in Political Science and English from Wake Forest University, and works in digital marketing at Ancestry in San Francisco.

Chris Zaluski

Cinematographer // Editor

Christopher Zaluski is an award-winning multimedia producer specializing in video production, web design and writing/reporting. Former journalist turned filmmaker, Zaluski currently teaches at Wake Forest University in both the Journalism and Communication departments after serving as a video producer for Teach For America.