Ranima Montes is a queer FIlipinx filmmaker based in Narrm (Melbourne). Across music video, commercial and short form work, they seek to bring a unique narrative voice to each project through striking visual storytelling.
Her narrative work primarily explores stories concerning the Filipinx diaspora experience. ‘Mestiza’, her debut short film, premiered at the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival. Their most recent film work, ‘Grown From Salt,’ delves into the translation of stories through generations and screened as part of the Darebin City Council exhibition titled ‘Signs of The Times’.
In 2020 she worked at VICE Australia as the production coordinator alongside their media team managing projects across the Asia Pacific region. Ranima has a background in production design with a keen eye for detail and love of world building that is present in their directorial work. Their production design credits include ‘Banksia’ (dir. Atong Atem), ABC doco series, ‘Art Bites: Third Culture Kids’ (dir. Santilla Chingaipe) and short film ‘Blackwood’ (dir. Kalu Oji) that screened internationally at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival and premiered at the 2019 Atlanta International Film Festival.
She is available for Directing, Writing & Creative Direction.