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About Paolo Dy

PAOLO DY is an Asian freelance film and commercial director based in the Philippines.

He has directed over a hundred commercials in the region, including spots for Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Sun Cellular, Asia Brewery, SC Johnson, Shakey’s Pizza, Ajinomoto, Mister Donut, and Kenny Rogers Roasters, among many others.  

He directed the first stereo 3D commercial to air in the Philipipnes, and he is also the co-creator of "VANGIE, The Pinoy Virtual Assistant" a virtual online character whose video hit one million views on YouTube in 3 days. 

His work as a director and screenwriter has won recognition from the Anvil and Gold Quill Awards, the New York Festivals, Spike Lee's Babelgum Online Film Festival, the Bogen International Short Film Competition, and MTV Asia's THE PITCH screenwriting competition. In 2010 his film Creative License won first place in the US National 24-Hour Filmracing Competition. 



'Creative License'

Winner of the Brooklyn Film Race 2010 - 4 Awards including BEST FILM
Written, shot, and edited in 24 hours. 
Competition theme: EXAGGERATION. Surprise element: PIZZA 

Directed by Paolo Dy
Written by Cathy Azanza
Starring Christopher Fabregas

The 24 Hour Competition Format
In each city, teams receive a theme and surprise element assignment for their films via e-mail at 10PM on a Friday night.  Examples of past themes are "Revenge", "Bad Advice" and "Spare Change".  The plot of the film must revolve around the theme.  The surprise element can be a prop (ex. toothbrush) or an action which must be performed in the film (ex. a slap).
The filmmakers have just 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and score an original film no longer than 4 minutes based on the theme and surprise element assignment.  The films are due back at the film dropoff location by 10PM on Saturday night and all the films are screened for the public at a local theater a few days later.  The top films go on to compete for thousands in cash and prizes against filmmakers across North America. 


A mentally-afflicted young man is accused of murdering his longtime benefactor. The truth of what really happened lies in his mad obsession with his supposed victim's old typewriter, on which he types relentlessly, day and night.

An entry to Steven Spielberg's "ON THE LOT" filmmaking competition, QWERTY gathered over 60,000 views in the online voting stage of OTL.

Written, directed, and photographed by Paolo Dy

Starring Michael Williams, Cathy Azanza, Miguel Faustmann, Arvin Trinidad, Altair Alonso, Boyd Tinio, Irra Cenina, and Nic Manahan.

Production House: OutofTheBOX
Executive Producer: Nato Caluag
Producer: Ian Hernandez
Post: Jason Tan
Sound: Soundesign / Jasper Perez
PD: Aida Concepcion


Slapshock: 'Misterio' music video

A music video I directed alongside Lee Nadela of Slapshock.