Phyllis Grae Grande


Phyllis Grae Grande


writer & director




Born in the Philippines, Phyllis Grande is a filmmaker who had her roots in producing local independent and mainstream films. She ventured into writing and directing with her first short film, Kun‘ Di Man (English title: If Not), which garnered her an Audience Choice Award at the QCinema International Film Festival. That same year, she also made her first documentary feature, Haunted: A Last Visit to the Red House, for the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Both films were well-received locally and abroad. She’s currently preparing to debut her first narrative feature, Everybody Leaves, and her next short film, Before Christmas, which was developed in Interfilm Berlin 2019.

prizes / labs

Haunted: A Last Visit to the Red House (2017) – Documentary Feature
• Official selection – Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2017 Documentary  Competition
• Official selection – History Film Festival 2018 (Croatia)
• Official selection – Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany 2018 (Slovakia)
• Official selection – DMZ International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (South Korea,  DMZ Vision)
• Official selection – Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (China,  In competition)
Kun’ Di Man (If Not) (2017) – Short Film
• Audience Choice Award, QCinema International Film Festival 2017
• Official selection – San Diego Asian Film Festival 2018
• In competition – Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci International Short Film Festival 2018  (Ravenna, Italy)
• Official selection – DIWA Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle 2018
• Official selection – Arkadia Shortfest 2018
• Official selection, In competition – FACINE 25 2018 – Best Short Film
NAFF Fantastic Film School 2017 (S. Korea)
Southeast Asian Film Lab 2018 (Singapore)
Pustnik Screenwriting Residency 2019 (Romania)
Interfilm Script Pitch Berlin 2019 (Germany)
First Cut Lab Philippines 2019

social media

Before Christmas

working title

Before Christmas

project status

In Advanced Development | Looking for Producer


It’s Christmas Eve in present time Japan. While looking for her estranged father, a Filipina college student stumbles upon a secondhand shop where she meets a young japanese man who’s waiting for the night movers to help him evacuate.