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, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Philippine Daily Inquirer, streetkonect, Traffic Vol. 2, USAID, Unicef
Story & Subs, Baboy 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, peace & conflict, all over Mindanao, from Bukidnon to Basilan