Set Hernandez Rongkilyo
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is a filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. Their upcoming documentary, "unseen," has been supported by the Sundance Institute, NBCUniversal, Firelight Media among others. Set directed/produced the award-winning short documentary “COVER/AGE” (2019) about healthcare expansion for undocumented adults. An alumnus of the Disruptors Fellowship, Set is also developing a TV comedy pilot and a feature-length screenplay. Set served as impact producer for projects such as "In Plain Sight" (2020) by Cassils and rafa esparza, and the award-winning "Call Her Ganda" (Tribeca, 2018) by PJ Raval. Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice issues from education equity to deportation defense. They co-founded the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, which promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. In their past life, Set was also a published linguistics researcher, focusing on the field of bilingualism. Above all, Set is the fruit of their family's love and their community's generosity.