Mia’s life has been tested beyond what most could survive. She turns to fitness as an outlet and changes the trajectory of her life by doing something she has never done before. Believe in herself.

  • Maria Luisa Quiambao Cuaresma
    Ghosted, Simplicity Sizzle, IBM, Nike, American Express
  • Maria Luisa Quiambao Cuaresma
    Ghosted, Simplicity Sizzle, Nike, American Express, PBS
  • Maria Luisa Quiambao Cuaresma
  • Maria Luisa Quiambao Cuaresma
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    iPhone Pro 13 Max
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Director Biography - Maria Luisa Quiambao Cuaresma

Singing, dancing, and acting since 3 years old, performing was my outlet. Professionally started film acting in middle and high school in two local television shows. Continued studying and performing in the theatre while simultaneously working as a film actress to support myself. I began training and studying in New York and Los Angeles with Gregory Berg Sobeck where he encouraged me to make the move to Los Angeles as he felt there was more opportunity and exposure for me to grow. I always made short films as a hobby and decided to take the leap! My first film Bittersweet was selected by Big Shorts.

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Director Statement

My mission and purpose is to use the genre of storytelling through the lens to bring awareness to truths untold in communities that are systematically marginalized and underrepresented. There are so many voices that need to be heard. So many moving stories that need to be told. To make a difference in a world that needs healing through the untold truth.