Director, producer and screenwriter who has written and directed award-winning films like 2011's Thelma and 2015's Kid Kulafu as well as a wide variety of television commercials. He is the founder and President of the Philippines-based film production company Ten17P.
He was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to the Philippines when he was eight years old. He later moved back to California to study at De Anza College and Santa Clara University before moving back to the Philippines.
He earned Film Academy of the Philippines Awards for Best Film and Best Director for his work on Thelma in 2012.
He has siblings named Parker, Patrick and Philip. He married Toni Gonzaga in 2015. She gave birth to their first child, a son named Severiano, on September 30, 2016.
His film Kid Kulafu is a biopic of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.