MARIAH REODICA 

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BIOGRAPHY

Mariah Reodica is a Filipina scriptwriter, video artist, researcher, and independent musician based in Manila, Philippines. 

  Her works explore queer and postcolonial identities, critique Western conventions of translation and sound, and flirt with the ironies of intimacy. Her most recent research project examined the transformation of identity and the colonizing lens of James Agee’s English translation and narration on Manuel Conde’s “Genghis Khan” (1952). Her first feature-length film Eerie, co-written with award-winning director Mikhail Red, won the National Asian Fantastic Films Award at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2017. She has been published in CNN Life Philippines, Philippine Star, and Rogue Magazine.

  She is currently based in Baguio City, assisting in archiving the vast collection of footage that the Kidlat Tahimik, the Father of Philippine Independent Cinema, has shot over the years. 

   Aside from putting up regular underground shows under the production Salad Days, Reodica also has a number of musical projects: The Buildings as guitar and vocals, whose debut album was recorded through self-taught music production with no supervision whatsoever from music industry professionals; Good Knife, a lo-fi country project in collaboration with Grandi Oso; and Brain Twins, where everything else goes. She has played shows in San Francisco, the Bangkok Biennale, and Tokyo.

 

EDUCATION 

2013-2016
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines Diliman

2016-2017
Exchange Student
Faculty of Policy Studies
Chuo University, Tokyo 中央大学 東京

  

GRANTS AND SUPPORT

November-December 2018
Artist in Residence
Elmo’s House Artist Residency 2018
Elmo’s House, Bayan, Aklan, Philippines

November-December 2017
Artist in Residence (Interactive Art)
ASEM Creative Industry Young Leadership Program 2017
Asia Culture Institute, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

March 2016
Director
...And, Action! Asia
Japanese Institute of the Moving Image and the Japan Foundation, Tokyo

November 2015
Participant
Elements Singer-Songwriter Camp
Radio Republic 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2017-present
Kidlat Tahimik Archiving intern
Victor Oteyza Community Art Space
Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

September 2018-present
Associate Storyteller
NextDayBetter (NY)

June 2017-September 2018
Screenwriter
PelikulaRed

2014
Editorial Intern
Rogue Magazine

April-May 2013
AIESEC Volunteer Teacher
Migrant Children We Care
Nanjing, China

December 2011
President, Philippines Contingent
Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange Students
American Field Service, Tokyo, Japan

 

HONORS AND AWARDS 

2011
1st place, Kabataan Essay Category
Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards 2011

2017
Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award
Eerie (scriptwriter, dir. Mikhail Red)
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 

2017
Honorable Mention
The Last Gig on Earth (dir. Mariah Reodica)
Ika-28 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video

2017
Best Film Proposal
...And, Action! Asia
Japan Institute of the Moving Image and the Japan Foundation, Tokyo

2016
Special Jury Prize
The Last Gig on Earth (dir. Mariah Reodica)
Black Beret 2016

2017
Best Production Design
The Last Gig on Earth (dir. Mariah Reodica)
Piling Obra Vidyo 2017 


WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

2018
Bellas Artes Projects Mentorship Workshop
Bellas Artes Projects
Manila, Philippines

2017
16-bit Analog Video Synthesizer Workshop
WSK Axis: Festival of the Recently Possible
Manila, Philippines 

2017
Dual Oscillator DIY Synthesizer Workshop
WSK Axis: Festival of the Recently Possible
Manila, Philippines

March 2016
Nina Sandejas Music Photojournalism Workshop


  

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND SCREENINGS

2018
Fieldnotes, Makiling Botanic Gardens
Para://Site and Nomina Nuda
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

2018
Quid Pro Quo
LIV_ID, Bangkok Biennal
Bangrak Market, Bangkok, Thailand

2018
Lost Frames
Museo de San Ignacio, Manila Biennale
Manila, Philippines

2018
Brain Twins + Ian Penn Luzon Tour
Luzon, Philippines

December 2017
Artist in Residence Open Studio
ASEM Creative Industry Young Leadership Program 2017
Asia Culture Institute, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

2017
The Conqueror's Ventriloquist: A Qualitative Study of the Audiovisual Translation in the 2012 Restoration of Manuel Conde's Genghis Khan
Undergraduate Thesis
University of the Philippines Film Institute
Quezon City, Philippines

2017
Piling Obra Vidyo
University of the Philippines Cine Adarna
Quezon City, Philippines

2015—Present
Transport is Arranged
Documentation Project

 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES