ABOUT

TEXT

A writer by roots, she has written scripts, subtitles, screenplays, copies, essays, project proposals, activity documentation, e-books, artist bios & statements, opinion pieces, features, interviews.

All her poetry and short stories were met with closed doors, so she dumped them all in a blog she's kept for over a decade.

MOVING IMAGES

Succeeding rejections for her creative writing work melded with work coming in from an entirely new space: the moving images. She learned to work with visual language from fellow Mindanawon filmmakers. Four years later, she debuts with her first short film. She still keeps her poetry and short stories in a hidden blog. 

DEVELOPMENT WORK

Before Anna Miguel Cervantes became a full-time freelance text and moving images-maker, she worked in children's rights and peacebuilding in conflict areas of Mindanao, Philippines. For DevWork, she goes by her other name: Janna Moya.

HAS WRITTEN FOR

Abreeza Mall, Beautederm Davao, Davao del Norte Tourism Office, Department of Agriculture RXI,  Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Philippine Daily Inquirer, streetkonect, Traffic Vol. 2, USAID, Unicef

FILMOGRAPHY

Story & SubsBaboy Halas: Wailings in the Forest (2016) Dir. Bagane Fiola | International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

Assistant Director & Production Sound, Sacred Voices, Sacred Lands (post-production) Dir. Bagane Fiola and Grace Nono

Story, Director, Editor, Production Design, We Do Not Exist Here (2020)

Story, Director, Editor, Mga Gipaambit Gikan sa Tubig (Whispers from the Waters of Mindanao) (2021)

HAS WORKED ON

Video and/or writing projects in the topics of reproductive health, WASH, children's rights, environmental protection, peace & conflict, all over Mindanao, from Bukidnon to Basilan

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