Clarinda Morales is a producer, writer, and director. She has produced Independent film, TV, and documentary, for MTV, VH1, & SHOWTIME over the years, shortly after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, & TV. Currently, she is now attending the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a Directing emphasis. Before getting accepted to the Graduate Film Production program, her career blossomed. Her professional credits include Showtime’s documentary, Reversal of Fortune (2007) and Down For Life (2009) (Danny Glover, Elizabeth Pena, Snoop Dogg). However she set her sights on becoming an influential female Filipina writer and director dedicated to diversifying stories within TV & films.
Her directorial debut “Jezuz Loves Chaztity” stars Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin Williams), which will premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival in August 2011. She continues to make comedies like “Dysfunctional” and “Race: The Mockumentary”.
She is no stranger to comedy, her passion. Before becoming a filmmaker, since age 19 she began performing as a Stand-Up Comedienne. Clarinda has performed in major cities throughout the US and UK including Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Birmingham, United Kingdom, all places where she has lived. She worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a political comedic theater group that inspired social change through laughter.
She has always been an active participant in the Filipino community. She created Comedy charity events like FILIPINO COMIC NITE featuring comics like Rex Navarette, & JoKoy (Comedy Central). She also was a cast member on FLIPPED SWITCH, a Filipino Web Series.
Much of her work focuses on service to others. She uses media to raise funds and awareness on several issues that are important to her. She has created educational DVD’s and PSA’s that would make a true difference. Her PSA for 500kin365.org (“Keep Her Singing”) raised $70,000. She is most proud of her PSA “Match” A personal look on becoming a bone marrow donor, inspiring more Asian Americans to give back and give hope through Asians for Miracle Matches (A3M). Most recently, she completed a PSA entitled “ Salin Lahi (Pass It On)” for Kayamanan Ng Lahi, a Non-Profit Folkloric Filipino Dance Organization on their 20th year which debut at the FilAm Arts Screening this past March 2011.
Her most recent film 2011 “ A Dance in the Plaza” (in completion) is a heartfelt dramedy that she wrote inspired by her years living in New York. “A Beautiful Lie” will be her second film that she hopes to work with a stellar Filipina lead, one that presents her unique voice to the screen, representing the voice of the Filipina-American. This film will be her Thesis Film that will complete her Graduate study at USC in Spring 2012.
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