Alexandra “Allie” Cuerdo is an award-winning Chinese/Filipino-American writer, director, producer and author, recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women In the World by the Filipina Women’s Network. Allie recently directed the INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS for NBC, featuring Meryl Streep and Amal Clooney. Later this year, she is set to helm a major soft drink company's national campaign for one of their flagship brand products. Her feature directorial debut ULAM: MAIN DISH is currently available on Hulu and Amazon Prime, and is the first Filipino food documentary to achieve worldwide distribution! This year, ULAM was the second most-watched film on Hulu — second only to Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ — for their Asian Pacific Heritage Month campaign.
Named one of the 20 Best Books of the Year by Amazon, Allie's first book AMBOY: Recipes From the Filipino-American Dream was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Always an advocate for equality, Allie has spoken at Google, Spotify, Yale and at the Teen Vogue Summit about her career as an openly queer, female Asian director. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Vogue, New York Magazine, and more. In her spare time, she is part of the dance party collective Bubble_T, which throws the biggest Asian dance party in New York City. She is currently pitching a TV show titled ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING based on her experiences in NYC's rave scene.http://www.alexandracuerdo.com
ULAM: Main Dish - World Premiere April 7, 2018 at SFFILM
ULAM (Main Dish) is a food documentary following the rise of the Filipino food movement via the chefs crossing over to the center of the American table.
Featuring: Alvin Cailan (Egglsut, Unit 120), Nicole Ponseca & Miguel Trinidad (Maharlika, Jeepney), Romy Dorotan & Amy Besa (Purple Yam), Johneric Concordia & Christine Araquel-Concordia (The Park's Finest), Charles Olalia (Ricebar), Chase Valencia & Chad Valencia (LASA), Andre Guerrero (The Oinkster, Maximiliano, Little Bear), and more.
Dir. Alexandra Cuerdo
Prod./DP John Floresca
Prod. Rey Cuerdo