Born in Manilla, Philippines, Bea and her family immigrated to Toronto, Ontario before the age of 1. Growing up with multiple families under one roof, Bea found it hard to be seen and heard. Movies were her escape. She decided to use filmmaking as her method of communication and creative expression. From an early age, she can remember watching films from all genres and recreating them with her family’s HandyCam.
Bea began seriously writing, directing and producing while in the Media Arts program at Sheridan College. During that time, she created multiple short films including “Finder”, “Cocoa Max” and “Anatomy of a Sunbeam”. More recently she completed “Young Badlands”, a web series that she wrote, directed and co-produced that aired in December 2014. With over 22,000 views, she is ecstatic about the positive feedback from industry professionals and viewing audiences. Bea has been nominated for “Outstanding Director” at the LA Webfest 2015.
Her latest directing endeavour "Midnight Toker" took home My Rode Reel's biggest award: Judges' Prize! It was also a finalist in 5 categories: Best Comedy, Best Cinematography, Best Acting, Best Art Direction, & Best BTS Educational.