PARANG DRUNK HISTORY 

Following the platform, Drunk History of Comedy Central, we made our own version retelling of the Battle of Mactan. 

Premiered at Philadelphia Asian American Film Fest.

Director & Director of Photography: Jasmine Lynea

Assistant Director & Screenplay: Ani Gavino

Edited by: Jasmine Lynea

Featuring: Malaya Cassandra as Lapu-Lapu

DEAR WALTER WALLACE 

An Ode to Walter Wallace Jr... this film honors our West Philadelphia neighbor, another victim of the injustices of the US criminal justice system,  and another Black man fatally shot by police officers. During the event of his family calling for ambulance to assist in a mental health crisis, the police came instead. Wallace was shot fourteen times in front of his mother who begged for the police officers to "not shoot her son." We shall not forget this tragedy.

Director & Director of photography: Ani Gavino

Written by: Caitlin Green

Edited by: Ani Gavino

Choreography by: Ani Gavino & Caitlin Green

DE(SCRIBING) MAHARLIKHA

A journey to decolonization.

Director & Director of Photography: Jasmine Lynea

Story & Written by: Ani Gavino

Performance by: Ani Gavino & Malaya Cassandra

MAGUNITA

Magunita (meaning recollection) and is a dance film depicting a recollection of my ancestral memories and personal traumas.

After reading Gloria Anzaldua’s La Frontera, The Borderlands, the concept of the mestiza consciousness which Anzaldua introduced in her book plagued my mind. I asked, “isn't the Filipinx grappling with being in this place of nonbelonging and in-between ness as well?" How do we then grapple with this? Do we completely recreate a new hybridity of identity just like Anzaldua’s fifth race? Or do we keep the lineage by honing into the culture and traditions of our oppressed mother?

Directed & Edited By: Ani Gavino

Director of Photography: Jasmine Lynea

Assistant Camera: Torian Ugworji

Choreography: Ani Gavino

AMIHAN & HABAGAT

Experimental Dance on Film created using an IPhone 8 camera

Directed & Edited by: Ani Gavino

Performance: Ani & Malaya

HERstory Part 1

Directed & Edited by: Jasmine Lynea

Choreograpahy & Performance by:

Ani Gavino

HERstory Part 2

Directed & Edited by: Jasmine Lynea

Choreograpahy & Performance by:

Ani Gavino

ACHES

Directed by: Torian Ugworji

Story by: Danny Reyes, Ani Gavino, Nikolai McKenzie

Music by: My Darling Fury

BREATHLESS

A Burlesque Art Fillm

Directed & Edited by: Ani Gavino

Featuring: Beartrap Burlesque