Arleen Cuevas was born in 1980 in Manila, Philippines. She graduated BA Film, cum laude at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and finished her Masters degree at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. She worked in different production companies such as Furball, Industria, Bigfoot, Ignite Media and Bicycle Pictures and currently has her own production company, Cinematografica together with director Raya Martin and producer Armi Cacanindin.
Since 2005, she has produced over 20 feature films, among which are INDEPENCIA and MANILA. Both were Official Selections of the Cannes Film Festival. She works closely with Filipino independent filmmakers, most notably Raya Martin and co-produced his feature films, A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE INDO NACIONAL, NOW SHOWING, and INDEPENCIA, among others. She also worked with Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. and co-produced the films, KADIN, TAMBOLISTA, BATANES, DAYBREAK, IMORAL, and ADELA, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
She also co-produced THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA, directed by Iceland filmmaker Olaf Johannesson which won the Teddy Award for Best Film at the Berlinale 2008, and was line producer for American director John Sayles' film AMIGO in 2011. In 2018, she co-produced Shireen Seno’s NERVOUS TRANSLATION, which won the Best Asian Film NETPAC award at Rotterdam Film Festival. She currently works as lecturer at Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
TFI Network | 2019