Drama Del Rosario is a BAFTA grant-winning documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and originally from the Philippines. He is best known for his documentaries 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)' and 'In This Family'.
Drama Del Rosario is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and originally from Manila, Philippines. He is the winner of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant in 2019 for his personal documentary I'm Okay (And Neither Are You) on sexual assault trauma from a gay couple's perspective. He is also the Juried Prize Winner at the PBS Short Film Festival 2020 and the winner of the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2019 for his personal documentary In This Family, which follows his coming out story as a gay teenager in the Philippines.
As a queer filmmaker, Drama directs documentary films that challenge his conservative upbringing. Through the years, he has received numerous accolades from Outfest Fusion, Doc Edge Festival, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and many more film festivals around the world. He has also worked with international names including Billy Porter (Emmy Winner, Pose), BeBe Zahara Benet (Winner, RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 1), and Sophie Sumner (Winner, America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18).
Originally from the Philippines, Drama graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2016 with a BA in Communication. He later moved to the US and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the New York Film Academy (Los Angeles Campus) in 2019 with an MFA in Documentary.
Currently, he is the Lead Video Producer for Believe LTD, an award-winning digital content agency in Los Angeles. He is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and serves on the selection panel for awards and grants presented by BAFTA Los Angeles. His most recent documentary I'm Okay (And Neither Are You) was released in 2020.
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    Act Like A Woman2018
    Documentary
    Missing Yogi2018
    Documentary
    The End of Life2018
    Documentary
    Turbid2018
    Documentary
    In This Family2017
    Documentary
    The Big Fans2016
    Documentary, Short
    Popemania2015
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Director (8 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    Act Like A Woman2018
    Documentary
    Missing Yogi2018
    Documentary
    The End of Life2018
    Documentary
    Turbid2018
    Documentary
    In This Family2017
    Documentary
    The Big Fans2016
    Documentary, Short
    Popemania2015
    Documentary, Student, Short
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    Act Like A Woman2018
    Documentary
    Missing Yogi2018
    Documentary
    Turbid2018
    Documentary
    In This Family2017
    Documentary
    The Big Fans2016
    Documentary, Short
  • Editor (4 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    The End of Life2018
    Documentary
    Turbid2018
    Documentary
    In This Family2017
    Documentary
  • Camera Operators (2 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    The End of Life2018
    Documentary
  • Acting (2 Credits)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
    In This Family2017
    Documentary
  • Production Sound Mixers (1 Credit)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
  • Interviewers (1 Credit)
    I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)2019
    Documentary, Student
  • Camera Operator (1 Credit)
    Turbid2018
    Documentary
Official Selection
In This Family
Regent Park Film Festival 2020
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
In This Family
Feast Festival 2020
Sydney
2020
Official Selection & Juried Prize Winner
In This Family
PBS Short Film Festival 2020
Online
2020
Official Selection
In This Family
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020
Sydney
2020
Semi-Finalist
Act Like A Woman
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2018
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
In This Family
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2019
Official Selection
In This Family
CMG Short Film Festival 2019
West Hollywood, California
2019
Official Selection
In This Family
The Long Beach QFilm Festival 2019
Long Beach, California
2019
Official Selection & Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary
In This Family
CAAMFest 2019
San Francisco, California
2019
Official Selection & Outstanding Documentary
In This Family
Arnow Film Festival 2019
Somerset, Kentucky
2019
Official Selection
In This Family
Outfest Fusion 2019
Los Angeles, California
2019
Official Selection
In This Family
Doc Edge Pride 2019
Auckland
2019
Official Selection
Act Like A Woman
Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle 2018
Seattle
2018
Official Selection
Act Like A Woman
Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival 2018
Maharashtra
2018
Semi-Finalist
Act Like A Woman
Los Angeles CineFest 2018
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Cinematografo International Film Festival 2018
San Francisco, California
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Trans Stellar Film Festival 2018
Detroit, Michigan
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Taos Pride Film Festival 2018
Taos, New Mexico
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Korea Queer Film Festival 2018
Seoul
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018
Mumbai
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle 2018
Seattle
2018
Semi-Finalist
In This Family
Los Angeles CineFest 2018
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
iChill Manila International Film Festival 2018
Manila
2018
Official Selection
In This Family
Pride Film Festival 2018
Chicago, Illinois
2018
Official Selection
The Big Fans
5th Cebu International Documentary Film Festival
Cebu, Philippines
2016
Official Selection
The Big Fans
Loyola Film Festival 2016
Manila
2016
Best Short Documentary
Popemania
The 2015 Gallup Film Festival
New Mexico, USA
2015
Grant Winner
I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)
The BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant
Los Angeles, California
Winner
The End of Life
Cinematografo Originals Contest
Daly City, California
Shortlist — Documentary Category
In This Family
BAFTA Student Film Awards 2018
Los Angeles
College
New York Film Academy - Los Angeles
Master of Fine Arts in Documentary - Summa Cum Laude
20172019
College
Ateneo de Manila University
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication - Magna Cum Laude
20122016
High School
Ateneo de Manila High School
20082012
Birth Date
September 4, 1994
Nickname
Drama
Birth City
Manila
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Manila
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Filipino
Drama Del Rosario is a BAFTA grant-winning documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and originally from the Philippines. He is best known for his documentaries 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)' and 'In This Family'.