Miko Revereza Curriculum Vitae

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Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila, Philippines) is an award winning filmmaker raised in California and currently based in Manila. His films; DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017), No data plan (2018) and Distancing (2019) have been widely screened internationally at festivals such as Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYFF Projections and Film Society of Lincoln Center's Art of the Real. His works have been exhibited at institutions such as MoMA PS1, SF MoMA, Whitechapel Gallery and National Museum of Singapore. Miko also directs and shoots music videos and fashion editorials with over 50 video collaborations to date including Christina Aguilera, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Teebs and DNTEL. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, the winner of Sheffield Doc/Fest Art Award, a 2019 Flaherty Seminar artist and MFA graduate at Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.


Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, M.F.A., Film + Video


2019: BFI: Sight & Sound International Film Magazine: The 50 Best Films of 2019
2019: San Diego Asian Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award
2019: Sheffield Doc/Fest Art Award for No Data Plan
2019: Flaherty Seminar Featured Filmmaker
2019: Open City Documentary Festival, Assembly Grant recipient for Nowhere Near
2019: Hubert Bals Fund: Bright Future Award for Nowhere Near
2018: Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema
2017: Visual Communications: Armed With a Camera Fellow
2016: L' ge d'or Festival ge d'or Prize for DROGA!
2014: Echo Park Film Center: Artist in Residence


Distancing (16mm, 10min, Color, 2019)

2019: Flaherty Seminar
2019: MoMA PS1, Action Reaction Films from Flaherty Seminar
2019: Locarno International Film Festival (World Premiere)
2019: New York Film Festival Projections (North American Premiere)
2019: Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (UK Premiere)
2019: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
2019: San Diego Asian Film Festival
2019: Film Festival Dokumenter (Asia Premiere)

No data plan (DCP, 70min, Color, 2018)

2019: International Film Festival Rotterdam Bright Future Competition (World Premiere)
2019: True/False Festival (US Premiere)
2019: Film Society of Lincoln Center, Art of the Real (NYC Premiere)
2019: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (West Coast Premiere)
2019: Flaherty Seminar
2019: Sheffield Doc/Fest, Art Award Winner (UK Premiere)
2019: Open City Documentary Festival
2019: Hamburg International Documentary Film Festival
2019: Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Asia Premiere)
2019: QCinema International Film Festival
2019: San Diego Asian Film Festival
2019: Moscow International Film Festival at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
2019: Tulum International Film Festival

DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (DCP, 6min, Color, 2017)

2019: Flaherty Seminar
2019: MoMA PS1, Action Reaction Films from Flaherty Seminar
2018: Cinematografo Film Festival
2018: Filmcicle at MoCA Geffen: Community Cinema from Karachi to Los Angeles
2018: Streamed on MUBI.com
2018: True/False Film Festival
2018: International Film Festival Rotterdam Bright Future Shorts
2017: Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
2017: Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
2017: BFI London Film Festival
2017: DIM Cinema, Vancouver
2017: UCLA AAPI Dialogues Short Films Screening
2017: AMWA film series 01 at Los Angeles Contemporary Archives
2017: Short Film Festival Oberhausen
2017: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Quantum Identity Politics (HD, 8min, Color, 2017)
(Made through a grant from Mike Kelley Foundation to the Echo Park Film Center Coop)

2019: Tromsø International Film Festival
2018: Whitechapel Gallery - ‘Its origins are indeterminate’ program
2018: Blum & Poe Acid Book Fair

DROGA! (Super 8, 8min, B&W, 2014)

2019: Flaherty Seminar
2019: Glasgow Film Festival
2018: Blum & Poe Acid Book Fair
2017: DIM Cinema, Vancouver
2017: Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
2017: L' ge d'or Festival 2016: Winner of ge d'or Prize
2017: Crossroads SF Cinematheque
2017: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2017: Iowa City International Film Festival
2016: Out of Frame Festival (OOF!), Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
2016: Experimenta Festival of the Moving Image - Goethe Institut, Bangalore, India
2015: Salamindanaw International Film Festival - General Santos City, Philippines
2015: International Southeast Asian Film Festival - New People Theater, San Francisco
2015: Rising Indies! in Tokyo
2015: Arkipel International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta Indonesia
2015: Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
2015: Singapore International Film Festival, National Museum of Singapore
2015: EXiS Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Korean Film Archive, Seoul
2014: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Group Show

2018: Soft Shadows - ektor garcia, Miko Revereza, Kamaria Shepherd at Chen’s Brooklyn
2016: Double Vision at National University of Singapore Museum
2016: Estados Naturales at Fifty24MX Mexico City
2014: Attunement at Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena
2013: Public Fiction - Transmissions LA: AV Club by Mike D at MoCA Geffen Contemporary

Published Writing

Towards a Stateless Cinema
(Essay/ Film manifesto)
Hardworking Gooooking Press 2019)

2019: Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair

(Poetry and photo zine published by Hardworking Goodlooking Press 2018)

2018: Cultural Traffic NYC

(Poem on Risograph poster published by Hardworking Goodlooking Press 2017)

2018: Ooga Booga 356 Mission & Chinatown LA
2017: Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair

Data Kultura
(311 page art book of photos and writing published by Hardworking Goodlooking Press 2016) (excerpt published in Nang Magazine Issue 2: Scars and Death)

2016: Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair
2016: Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair

Directorial & Video Art Commissions & Collaborations

2019: Emily Ratajkowski for Inamorata Woman (VHS, Color)
2019: Bella Hadid for Vogue Spain (VHS, Color)
2019: Nate Mercereau - Joy Techniques (16mm, 5min, Color, Nice Life Records)
2019: False Witness - Red Curtain Daybreak collaboration with Lee Natchum (HD, 4min, Color, E-MISSIONS)
2018: Geneva Skeen - Los Angeles Without Palm Trees (HD, 8min, Color, Room 40)
2018: Umi Copper - Cure (HD, 4min, Color, Black Acre)
2018: Christina Aguilera - Accelerate (HD, 4min, Color, RCA Records)
2017: $3.33 - Draft (HD, 38min, B&W, Leaving Records) Screened at Human Resources LA
2017: Scott Gilmore - Europe (HD, 4min, Color, International Feel)
2017: Yungve - Unappealing (HD, 10min, Color)
2017: Keepbullfighting - That’s When I Found You (HD, 6min, Color, Glue Moon Tapes)
2017: Billa Bronx - Alone In The Dark (HD, 6min, Color, Astro Nautico)
2016: Body Ship (Multi-media performance collaboration with Jeepneys at REDCAT New Original Works Festival)
2015: White Magic - Runaway (16mm, 5min, B&W, Leaving Records)
2015: Gossamer - Print (HD, 4min, Color, Innovative Leisure)
2015: Teebs - Overgrown (HD, 2min, Color, Brainfeeder Records)
2014: Independancia 86 (Video, 8min, B&W, 2014) collaboration with Raya Martin
2014: Anenon - Light and Rocks (HD, 4min, B&W, Non Projects)
2014: Dntel - Ashby (HD, 4min, Color, Leaving Records)
2014: Matthewdavid - My World (HD, 3min, Color, Brainfeeder Records)
2013: The Cyclist - Visions (HD, 6min, Color, Leaving Records)
2013: SEMYA - Hawkwind (HD, 4min, Color, Leaving Records)
2013: Natasha Kmeto - Dirty Mind Melt (Super 8, 3min, Color, Dropping Gems Records)
2013: Gold and Soil - Cody’s Song (VHS, 4min, Color, Non Projects)
2012: Tamaryn - The Garden (Super 8, 4min, Color, Mexican Summer Records)
2012: Ras G - Broken Cartridge (Super 8, 2min, B&W, Leaving Records)
2012: DIVA - Inverted Dream (VHS, 7min, B&W, Critical Heights)
2012: Dak - Youstandit (VHS, 2min, B&W, Leaving Records)
2012: Ages - Lisa (Super 8, 3min, Color, Alpha Pup Records)
2012: Dynooo - Birchwood (VHS, 4min, B&W, UUU Tapes)
2012: S U R F I N G - Moonlight (VHS, 6min, B&W, Airline Tapes)
2012: Lucky Dragons - Mirror Makers (VHS, 4min, Color, Lucky Dragons)
2012: Raleigh Moncrief - Don’t Shoot (Super 8, 3min, Color, Anticon Records)
2012: BUN / Fumitake Tamura - Tit (VHS, 3min, Color, Commons)
2012: Anenon - The Sea and The Stars (Super 8, 2min, B&W, Non Projects)
2011: Refractions VHS collaboration with M. Geddes Gengras (VHS, 120min, Color)
2011: TONSTARTSSBANDHT - Shot to la Parc (VHS, 5min, Color, Arbutus Records)
2011: Green Mansions - Vacation #5 (VHS, 7min, Color, UUU Tapes)
2011: n e s t - Smoke Signals (VHS, 10min, B&W)
2011: MANE MANE - Just Called (VHS, 4min, Color, UUU Tapes)
2010: Vladislav Delay - Funseeker (VHS, 7min, Color, Phthalo Records)

Speaking Engagements

2019: Film Today Guest Lecture at CalArts
2019: Documentary Guest Lecture at Pratt Institute
2019: Screening + Artist Talk, Shadow Kitchen, Coaxial Arts Foundation, LA
2019: Design Media Arts Guest Lecture at UCLA
2019: International Film Festival Rotterdam Panel Discussion on Filmmakers at Risk
2019: Andrea Sisson, Miko Revereza & Samuel Nathan Breslin at Poetic Research Bureau, LA
2018: Hardcore This-That: Theory Lecture Program for William De Kooning Academy Social Practices, Rotterdam, NL
2018: PIKON 500: Miko Revereza & Kristian Henson at Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn
2018: Before then, Now at OOF Books, LA
2018: Visual Communications Alumni Screening and Discussion at Pitzer College, Claremont
2018: True/False Festival Provocations Speaker, Columbia, MO
2018: Define American Film Festival Panel on Global Migration with Jose Antonio Vargas, Chicago
2017: Biographies of Transition: Too Busy to Think, Artist Talk at Artspace New Zealand
2017: Media and Cultural Studies Guest Lecturer at UC Riverside


2019: Cinema Scope Issue 80: No Data Plan by Erika Balsom
2019: Mubi Notebook: Strange Signs from the Future: NYFF Projections by David Perrin
2019: YIDFF Live: A Non-Place Moving Train: No Data Plan by Elise Shick
2019: SINdie Review: No Data Plan by Valerie Tan
2019: Mubi Notebook: Miko Revereza Reconciling Distance by Laura Davis
2019: Filmcomment Interview: Miko Revereza by Jordan Cronk
2019: Mubi Notebook: Art of the Real 2019
2019: New York Times: 6 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend by Ben Kenigsberg
2019: Filmatique: Non-Places in Miko Revereza’s No Data Plan by Ritika Biswas
2019: True/False Podcast: Narration with Miko Revereza (No Data Plan) with Abby Sun
2019: DAMNº71 magazine on No Data Plan by Edo Dijksterhuis
2019: Vox Magazine: Miko Revereza Returns to True/False with ‘No Data Plan’
2019: Toronto Film Critics Association: The Future is Bright at IFFR
2019: Filmatique: Miko Revereza Interview by Ursula Grisham
2018: Filmmaker Magazine: 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema by Vadim Rizov
2018: CNN Philippines: Pinoy talent helped in making Christina Aguilera’s latest video by Portia Ladrido
2018: Balitang America: Using a Dying Video Format, This Filipino Artist and Activist Created Unique Visuals for Christina Aguilera’s New Music Video by Yong Chavez
2018: Recess.net.au: DROGA! Interview and text by Diego Ramirez
2017: Mubi Notebook: Live Streams: Berwick New Cinema by Matt Turner
2017: Hyperallergic: At Coaxial Arts, an Undocumented Artist Logs 40 Hours of His Labor by Matt Stromberg
2016: The Towner: A Profile of an Undocumented Filipino-American Filmmaker by D.S. Chun
2016: Arcane Press: Autohystoria: Postcolonial Visions of The New Philippine Cinema
2015: LA Weekly - Experimental Filmmaker Scoops Ice Cream on Weekends by Jennifer Cacicio

Teaching/Arts Admin

Echo Park Film Center Operations Manager and Grant Writer 2015-2016

Echo Park Film Center Free Youth Program Ages 12-19

Fall 2016: Los Angeles 2019
Spring 2016: Sunset & Alvarado
Fall 2015: Kno Ur Self(ie)
Summer 2015: Process, Contact, Movement!
Spring 2015: Lost & Found
Fall 2014: City of Angels

Echo Park Film Center Adult Workshops

See You Soon: Moving Image Memories
Analog Video Art Workshop