Cole Bacani

Cole is a writer/director from Naperville, Illinois who just graduated as a film student at the University of Southern California. He was selected as 1 of the 4 students to direct a senior thesis for his last semester. In 2016, Cole received a National Student Production Award for cinematography from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Since then, he’s had his work featured on NoBudge, Film Shortage, DUST, CryptTV, Netflix, First Look, awarded at NFFTY, Chicago CineYouth, and screened all around the world. He directed a season of one of Jubilee Media’s most popular unscripted web series: Both Sides which garnered tens of millions of views. Currently, he’s working on a coming-of-age short film about growing up Filipino in the midwest titled Everything Stays that was also selected for the Film Independent Artist Development program.

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