The Undauntable Ed Jewel Pantanilla: Breaking Free From The Norms Of 'Outside The Box'

Thinking outside the box sounds so cliché. Instead of doing so, a young storyteller stands firm that she has to get rid of the box. This is the one life lesson that she continues to live up to.

She is Ed Jewel Pantanilla, the proud writer and director of 'Sinagtala', an official entry to the Monumento Film Festival 2021 of the Communication Department of the University of Caloocan City.

This 21-year-old Bachelor of Arts in Communication student from the said university actually never dreamed to be a filmmaker. Her talent as a writer made her see a detour as a rare opportunity to explore and experience new things.

"Hindi siya childhood dream pero bata pa lang ako, nagsusulat na ako ng mga tula. Nursery ata ako na meron akong sinulat na poem na hindi nakalimutan ng nanay ko hanggang ngayon because my mom is a Literature professor."