Director: M.G. 'Grace' Evangelista
Writer-director M.G. Evangelista was born in Manila and raised in the Bay Area. Their NYU thesis short film, FRAN THIS SUMMER, is an LGBTQ summer love story that premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest before playing in thirty film festivals worldwide. Other short works, INA NYO, LA GLORIA, BLOOD HANA, and VR piece WATER MELTS, have also played worldwide, including at Toronto's Inside Out and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Their debut feature film, BURNING WELL, currently in development, is part of the Torino Feature Film Lab 2022. They are a recipient of the Tribeca All Access grant, a WIF x Sundance Finance Intensive Fellowship, and an Array x Google production grant.