Abigail Padilla is a Vancouver-based Filipino-Canadian emerging filmmaker and theatre actor. Behind the scenes, she has worked in research, development and technical work for documentaries, MOWs and corporate videos. Her directorial debut in short filmmaking earned her work “Thank You Mila” a finalist spot on Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon 2020. On stage, she has performed with Kathara, a Filipino indigenous dance group, and promoted Filipino folk dance and culture in various festivals such as Talking Sticks, Vine Arts and Surrey Fusion. A current Studio 58 student, she advocates for respectful diverse cultural collaboration.