TJ COLLANTO

is a filmmaker currently based in manila
UPCOMING

OCTOBER 10-12 2019   
Subtitle Southeast Asian Film Festival in Chicago
Website Link
CV /  Vimeo

CONTACT ME

tj.collanto@gmail.com








Diliman (Clouded)
Short Film, 2017
Writer / Director

In the last moments of preparation before a Filipino wedding in London, a family is caught in a catering delivery that pulls them farther and farther from the reception itself.





FESTIVALS

Artist Showcase, Commonfolk, 2019
Official Selection, Happy Family Night Market, 2019
Official Selection, South London Shorts Film Festival, 2019
Film Ambassador Award, Film Development Council of the Philippines, 2018
Nominee for Grand Jury Award, Guam International Film Festival, 2018
Official Selection, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2018
Official Selection, British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin 2018
Official Selection, Asian American International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Sea Shorts Film Festival 2018
Official Selection, Diwa Filipino Film Showcase of Seattle 2018
Out of Competition, Sapporo International Film Festival 2018
Out of Competition, Fastnet Film Festival 2018
Ingmar Bergman Award Nominee, Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2017
Official Selection, Odense International Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival 2017


Morning Waltz by Kaya
Music Video, 2019
Director / Cinematographer















Courier
Video Loop, 2016












Next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a group of friends have an endless race in their neighbourhood to see who can run for the longest.One by one, they trail away from each other until they physically can't run anymore.
Filmed in the Carpenter's Estate in Stratford, London.



Control Room
Experimental, 2012, HD
66 min








Three students are working on a project in a city stunted in time.

Filmed in Pittsburgh, PA







Amnesia Short Film, 2015, 16mm

Three neighbours are trying to suture a wounded rhinoceros.




This Morning I
Short Film, 2015, 16mm
Writer / Director


Two siblings prepare their lunches in the moments before they leave for school.

Roll Play
Short Film, 2014, Quicktime Screen Recorder




COLLABORATIONS




四月 (April)
Directed by Kinsey Zhang
Short Film, 2018, HD Role: Cinematographer


















نزهة (Nazha)
Directed by Remi Itani
Short Film, 2016, HD
Role: Production Designer / Camera Operator












Şeytan Tırnağı (Hangnail)
Directed by Cem Demirer
Short Film, 2017, HD
Role: Production Designer


























ديما (Dima) Directed by Remi Itani
Short Film, 2017, HD
Role: Camera Operator







唐人街往事
(Once Upon A Time in Chinatown)
Directed by Oscar Zhang

Short Film, 2016, HD Role: Editor / Sound Designer












COLLAGE






PILIPINI (2014)
Cutout of “advanced skin corrector” advertisement from Lancome






WALANG KUWENTA (2019)
Acrylic Paint on Burlap 


I wrote a series of meaningless Tagalog phrases with even more meaningless English translations.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Artist Showcase at Commonfolk, Chicago, 2019
Neo 5-4 at Homan Gardens Art Gallery, Chicago, 2019 (above)
Dream of Life Fantastic at Hostel: Earphoria, Chicago, 2019


POWDERS (2013)
Collage, bullets, gunpowder, various medications

Cover for the Pitt Political Review for featured article on mental health,
gun violence, and gun control in the United States.

PPR Vol. 9 No. 2


BUS ROUTES + GPAs (2014)
Map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Cover for Pitt Political Review featured article, "Bus Routes and GPAs: Eliminating Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Racial Achievement Gap via EffectiveTeachers"

PPR Vol. 10 No. 2



LE PEN + LE PEN (2014)
Cutouts of Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen

Cover for featured article, "The Rise of the National Front in FrenchPolitics" on Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen.

PPR Vol. 10 No. 1, 2014



Worker’s Rights Consortium (WRC) Campaign (2013) Screenprinted cloth scraps

This was an advocacy campaign to have the administration at the
University of Pittsburgh sign on to a coalition of American universities called the Worker Rights Consortium. My work comprised of photo and video documentation and production of video and paper materials to help spread the word on campus.




DIVERSITY (2014)
Collage made of magazine shreds

Mockup poster for the Diversity Symposium titled "Do you even go
here?" at the William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh.



COMMISSIONS







Bobbie Allen | Ready or Not (EP) - Music Video
Role: Director / Editor / Videographer




Mini | Maniac Magazine | Tracy Foster - Highlights
Role: Director / Editor / Videographer




Americans for Informed Democracy - PITT (1) - Info Video
Role: Director / Editor / Videographer




Lucy Hale Interview with Maniac Magazine
Role: Editor / Motion Graphics




Hannah Ware Interview with Maniac Magazine
Role: Editor / Motion Graphics




Tara Reid Interview with Maniac Magazine
Role: Editor / Motion Graphics




Jovenes Sin Nombres: Printmaking
Role: Videographer / Editor



Brain Computer Interface (Reverse-Engineering the Brain)
Role: Co-Director / Videographer / Editor


©2019

tj.collanto@gmail.com



Mark