The Wake Up Call She Needed: Giulia Saavedra's Inspiring Journey as a Young Filmmaker


The famous line, “you are never denied, only redirected” is not just an old chestnut. In fact, 20-year old Giulia Saavedra is a testament that everything happens for a reason. You just have to believe in the beauty of waiting for the perfect timing.


Giulia is a young and aspiring storyteller and now a third year AB Film student at De La Salle College of St. Benilde. She is the writer/director behind “Repo: Pagbabalik Buhay” an official entry at Kidlat Tahimik’s Unsung Sariling Bayani Short Film Competition. The first documentary film she has ever written and directed.

Giulia Saavedra, the writer/director of "Repo: Pagbabalik Buhay" an entry to the Kidlat Tahimik's Unsung Sariling Bayani Short Film Competition

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Originally, her film was made for a science documentary filmmaking competition but unfortunately didn’t make the final cut. It didn’t stop Giulia from telling stories until one day, she saw the opportunity that her film “Repo” is really meant for another platform, and perhaps even a larger audience.