Sherad Anthony Sanchez (born 1984, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines) is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University. When he was in sophomore year he made his first short film, Apple (2005), about a professional mourner in a town beside the Bangkerohan River in Davao City, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2006 . In his junior year, while on a leave‐of‐absence from school, he made his first feature, HULING BALYAN NG BUHI: O ANG SINALIRAP NGA ASOY NILA (HULING BALYAN NG BUHI: OR THE WOVEN STORIES OF THE OTHER) after winning a grant from Cinema One Originals 2006. The film, about an indigenous community amidst military and communist insurgency in southern Philippines, won both local and international acclaim. Noted as either the youngest narrative feature filmmaker in most of the participating festivals and was the first Filipino filmmaker to enter in competition for some.
In his senior year, Sanchez was selected by the United States Embassy of Manila for the… read more