Joanne Cesario (b. 1995) grew up in the Province of Batangas and moved to Metro Manila to pursue film studies at the University of the Philippines. Both her childhood experiences and political undertakings have deeply shaped her beliefs and sensibilities. Working across film, publication, and photography since 2013, she melds personal and collective histories on labor, female identity, and ever-shifting landscapes and spaces. In 2020, her first professional short film 'Here, Here' was an official selection to the Pardi di domani Competition of the Locarno Film Festival.