DRAMA DEL ROSARIO is a Filipinx documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is the winner of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant in 2019 for his personal documentary I'm Okay (And Neither Are You) on sexual assault trauma from a gay couple's perspective. He is also the Juried Prize Winner at the PBS Short Film Festival 2020 and the winner of the Loni Ding Award in Social Issue Documentary at CAAMFest 2019 for his personal documentary In This Family, which follows his coming out story as a gay teenager in the Philippines.
As a queer filmmaker, Drama directs documentary films that challenge the conservative Filipinx Catholic background that he grew up in. Through the years, he has received numerous international awards from countries including the USA, UK, India, Australia, and the Philippines. He has also worked with international names including Billy Porter (Emmy Winner, Pose), BeBe Zahara Benet (Winner, RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 1), and Sophie Sumner (Winner, America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18).
Originally from the Philippines, Drama graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2016 with a BA in Communication. He later moved to the US and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the New York Film Academy (Los Angeles Campus) in 2019 with an MFA in Documentary. He is a documentary film fellow for Youth FX's Next Doc fellowship for 2019 and a member of the BAFTA Los Angeles Alumni Program.
Currently, he is the Lead Video Producer for Believe LTD, an award-winning digital content agency located in the Hollywood Hills. His most recent documentary I'm Okay (And Neither Are You) was released in 2020.
He also loves donuts and sausages.