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Paula Ner Dormiendo (She/Her)

My name is Paula Ner Dormiendo and I'm a Filipino Canadian director based in the Greater Toronto Area!

I'm experienced in and work in a variety of formats from short to long-form content, with a strong passion for meaningful, inclusive, and community storytelling. My film, On The Fence,  won best short film at OFFA and CineFam, was broadcasted on national television through CBC Gem, and was selected as part of NFFTY, Reelworld, and WIFT's Showcase. Most recently, I wrote and directed The Future of Film Showcase's 2022 Commercial which premiered at Scotiabank Theatre, and directed the Siren Song Music Video for Queer Filipino artist, Kelso Jeans - a project funded by the City of Brampton. Currently, I am a mentee under Canon Canada's FUTURES Program run by industry-leading experts like Justin Wu, Pam Lau,  Adam Madryzk, and Ajani Charles.  I've also worked under the wing of organizations such as PRIDE Toronto, APTN, and Bell Media, and their notable networks like Much Music, CTV, and Discovery Channel. 

When I'm not writing my next script, I'm an assistant director, assistant production coordinator, editor, photographer, and graphic designer. I'm proud to have gained such extensive experience and skill sets to support my passion for storytelling over the years!

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