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Tey is a Manila based cinematographer with a focus on making feature films that champions the visual narratives of her country. She received a BA in Film from the University of the Philippines Film Institute and has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006, the International Documentary Masterclass, Serbia in 2017 and Arri Lighting Academy 2019.
Tey started primarily as a camera operator in local films. She received her first break as a DP in 2015 with the film, SLEEPLESS and since then completed 18 local feature films including recent films, TAYO SA HULING BUWAN NG TAON, METAMORPHOSIS, ISA PA WITH FEELINGS and BABAE AT BARIL.
Her first international nomination came in 2018 for the film, Maestra (Teacher) in the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards. She has also been collaborating as a DP for international documentaries for WHO, Unicef, HBO, ESPN and has recently worked with Emmy-award winning documentary director, Lauren Greenfield as additional cinematography for THE KINGMAKER that premiered in the Venice International Film Festival last year.
Tey is pioneer member of the Philippine’s Cinematographer’s guild LUPON NG PILIPINONG SINEMATOGRAPO and also a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers. Tey is currently under the American Society of Cinematographer’s Vision Mentorship Programme.