Rica Arevalo

Rica Arevalo graduated with a degree of Communication Arts from De La Salle University. She has worked in the film industry for over 20 years, taking in the role of director, animator, producer, writer, and everything in between. She earned her Carlos Palanca Award for Literature and a Cinemalaya Best Direction Award for her work on the film ICU Bed #7 (2005), which she directed, wrote, and produced. She also produced the award-winning musical film, Saan Nagtatago si Happiness? (2003).  Her other notable works include the full-length film Ganap na Babae (2010) which she co-directed with fellow FilmmakeHERs Ellen Ramos and Sarah Roxas, and The Privileged Migrants (2013), a documentary.

The Privileged Migrants (2013)

Film type: DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis
This film is a 41-minute personal documentary on the exodus of the filmmaker’s high school batch mates to different parts of the world to become an immigrant or migrant worker.

Role
Director

Ganap na Babae (2010)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
The story revolves around a prostitute, two sisters, and a widow who come together to tell their stories about womanhood.

Cast
Boots Anson-Roa
Mercedes Cabral
Sue Prado
Rome Mallari
Jam Perez

Role
Co-Director

Production House
Hubo Productions

Awards
2011 SoHo International Film Festival Mient’s Pick: Excellence in Cinematography

Gusto Kita Too (2008)

Film type: SHORT FILM

Synopsis
The story revolves around Lolo Joseph, a stubborn and loud-mouthed patriarch, whose illness tears his two daughters to make a decision whether to end or prolong his life.

Cast
Eddie Garcia
Irma Adlawan
Angel Aquino

Role
Director | Writer

Production House
Cinemalaya
Kababaihan ng Maynila Foundation

Awards
2005 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival Best Director, Best Actor

Saan Nagtatago si Happiness? (2006)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
This film is about the sorbetero Tikyo, who haven’t really thought about happiness until he is torn between finding his mother and pursuing a woman’s heart. He believes that true happiness will come to him if he’ll be successful in winning the two women. This begins his journey to find his way to happiness, lead other people to it or redefine its true meaning.

Cast
Andy Bais
Mica Torre
Caridad Sanchez
Nanette Inventor
Rez Cortez
Nonie Buencamino
Ricky Davao

Role
Producer

Production House
Mediarevolution Film Productions

ICU Bed #7 (2005)

Film type: FULL LENGTH

Synopsis
Shot entirely in the US, this is the story of two Fil-Am teens who delve into Pinoy-style courtship.

Cast
Casey Pascual
Brian Reyes

Role
Director

Production House
Mediarevolution Film Productions