Dean Colin Marcial

Dean Colin Marcial is an international filmmaker in New York and Manila. His short films have been screened all over the world and have garnered more than 150,000 hits online. His first short, Sea Devil, is currently available on the Criterion Channel and his new film, Reminiscences of the Green Revolution, made its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, he co-founded Calavera USA, an award-winning Brooklyn production company whose credits include All That I Am, Fishtail, and Yearbook. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Tribeca All Access Grant and the following year won the WarnerMedia First Generation Stories Grant. He was born in the Philippines, raised in Long Island, and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


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Love in the Time of Diaspora

By Dean Colin Marcial | November 26, 2019

Love in the Time of Diaspora

Manila Death Squad director Dean Colin Marcial looks at Isabel Sandoval’s new film, Lingua Franca, through a distinctly personal lens.

Between Brooklyn and Manila

By Dean Colin Marcial | August 7, 2018

Between Brooklyn and Manila

Manila Death Squad's director on his adopted home and his birth country, and making work that explores the gap between the two places.