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.
Succeeding rejections for her creative writing work melded with work coming in from an entirely new space: the moving images. Despite having no knowledge on filmmaking, she worked with Mindanaoan filmmakers on both short and full-length films, including AVPs. Four years later, she debuts with her first short film. She still keeps her poetry and short stories in a hidden blog.
Before Anna Miguel Cervantes became a full-time freelance text and moving images-maker, she worked in children's rights and has immersive knowledge on peacebuilding in conflict areas in 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, Forum-ZFD, GIZ, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Philippine Daily Inquirer, streetkonect, Traffic Vol. 2, USAID, Unicef
Production Manager, Panon (2016) by GloryPearl Dy
Story & Subs, Baboy Halas: Wailings in the Forest (2016) by Bagane Fiola
Writer & Production Design, Pulangui (2018) by Bagane Fiola | Best in Production Design Nominee, Mindanao Film Festival
Production Design, Ang Pagbalik sa Ugat-Hinungdan (2018) by Keisha Halili | Best in Production Design Winner, Peli-isipan Film Festival
Assistant Director, Octogod (2019) by Shievar Olegario
Story, Director, Editor, Production Design, We Do Not Exist Here (2020)
HAS WORKED ON
Video and/or writing projects in the topics of reproductive health, WASH, children's rights, peace & conflict, all over Mindanao, from Bukidnon to Basilan.