MG Evangelista

Writer / Director

Los Angeles, California, United States

Writer-director MG Evangelista was born in Manila and grew up in the Bay Area. Evangelista was recently named a 2023 United States Artists (USA) Fellow. Their debut feature film, Burning Well, currently in development, has been supported by Tribeca, Sundance, Array, the Torino Feature Lab and the Film Fatales: Trans Stories Fellowship. Their feature is based on their short film Fran this Summer which won the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest before playing in thirty festivals including Sundance.

Their body of work includes VR dramedy Water Melts, supported by Tribeca and Google, La Gloria, a Project Involve short and an HBO Ibero-American Award Finalist. Most recently, MG directed the documentary They Call Me Suki, about legendary AAPI activist Suki Terada Ports. A 2022 fellow for the DGA and AICP's Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), Evangelista has helmed films for Jeep, Gucci, and The Asian American Foundation.