Antoinette is an award-winning Filipina film writer and director. Her debut feature, Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (2011) has traveled to several international film festivals.
She directed one of the highest grossing independent films in Philippine cinema history, the Palanca award-winning That Thing Called Tadhana (2014). She has then helmed romantic comedies and romantic dramas supported by the biggest studios in the Philippines.
Baby Ruth has been involved in international co-production for more than 10 years as producer and director. She earned her Master’s Degree for Film Marketing and Distribution at Birmingham City University in the UK as a Chevening Scholar, where she also won the British Council’s Global Alumni Social Impact Award 2018 for her works impacting national and international awareness of modern day social issues like human rights, slavery, and equality.
Baby Ruth is currently a member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Cinema committee, championing the causes of the independent film sector. She is also a board officer of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, and the newest member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences class of 2019 voting for the Oscars.
Treb is a BFA-Advertising Arts Graduate from the UST’s College of Fine Arts and Design, he pursued his passion for filmmaking at the Mowelfund Film Institute and International Institute for Film and the Arts. He has directed TV shows, commercials, live concerts, and over 300 music videos.
His first feature film “Respeto,” received seven awards in the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017: Best Picture, NETPAC Jury Prize, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor, and Audience Choice Award. The film also won the Grand Jury prize at the FAMAS Awards 2018.
He also won Best Film, Best Director and Audience Choice at the Cyprus Film Days Film Festival 2018, Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature Film at the International Film Festival of India (Goa), Youth Days Jury Prize at the Exground Film Festival, Best Youth Feature at the Carrousel International du film de Rimouski (Quebec) 2018, and the Silver Uncaged award for Best Feature Film at the New York Asian Film Festival 2018.