Mary Evangelista is a NYC based Director, Cinematographer, and Producer. She was born in Manila Philippines and grew up in the Bay Area California. With a desire to make striking films across genres that move people to action, she has focused on telling small but impactful personal stories. She received her MFA at Tisch School of the Arts for Writing and Directing where she was the recipient of the prestigious Tisch Graduate Fellowship for Cinematography. Her films have screened at Outfest Fusion, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival and Slamdance (as a producer for Fishbones). With all her work, she pursues distinct and transformative stories full of bullish heart and levity.