Ian Alessandro Abaya is a 31-year-old filmmaker from the Philippines who discovered his love for film at a very young age. One boring, hot summer, his favorite uncle lent him a whole case of DVDs, which ignited his interest in movies. What started as a way to pass the time became a passion for Ian as he began to appreciate the ability of movies to transport him to different worlds and gain new perspectives.
This fascination with film led Ian to pursue photography and eventually filmmaking. He started creating videos in high school and turned it into a career even before graduating from college.
Today, Ian continues to make films that tell stories and shed light on the different issues that he experiences in his own life. He is driven by his love for the medium and the ability of film to make people feel less alone in the world like how movies kept him company as a kid.