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Directed by Alexandra Cuerdo

Cast: Alexandra Cuerdo, Karlo Bueno Bello, Nicholas Valite Andersen, Princess Punzalan, Stevie Huynh

DANCING ON MY OWN is a love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York’s radical dance party Bubble_T. This electric and dynamic short features diversity within the Asian American LGBTQ creative community. Director and star, Alexandra N Cuerdo also shines as a rising face within the new generation of visionary artists and storytellers. A hybrid documentary/narrative, this short film stars Joy Regullano (Supportive White Parents), Princess Punzalan (Yellow Rose) and features artists from the Bubble_T community, including actor Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live). This project was funded by the VSCO Voices Artist Grant, given to 5 leading artists from underrepresented communities across America.

Director Biography: Alexandra Cuerdo is a writer and director, recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women In the World by the Filipina Women’s Network. Her feature directorial debut ULAM: Main Dish is the first Filipino food documentary to achieve worldwide distribution, and premiered on Hulu this year. She is the recipient of the 2019 VSCO Voices Artist Grant. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Vogue, TimeOut, Filmmaker Magazine, Eater and more. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold called Alexandra’s film a “love letter” to Filipino food, and Stark Insider has crowned ULAM with “Four Stars — Smashing.”

Co-presented by: Undiscovered, Balay Kreative, Prism FoundationHakim Saya


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