Michele Gutierrez is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and was raised in the largely working class Filipino enclave of Westside Long Beach in Southern California. Her mother was a caregiver for the mentally disabled and her father still works as a mailman.

Michele is an alumni of UCLA’s Ethno-Communications Program, through which she co-produced “Broken Promises,” a short documentary about the Filipino veterans of WWII who were denied equity and soldiers benefits after the war ended. She graduated UCLA in 2003 with degrees in International Development and Asian American Studies.

She has worked at various non-profit and community organizations including the Center for Media Justice (formerly the Youth Media Council) in Oakland, CA and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. As the Cultural Historical Arts Program Coordinator of the Long Beach based Khmer Girls in Action, she developed the “Tongue Afire” creative writing and performance workshop as well as their “Third Eye Vision" digital video storytelling project. She is also a founding member of Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB-Pro-People Youth), a progressive Filipino American youth organization.

Michele is currently pursuing her teaching credential to become a high school language arts instructor, and hopes to eventually earn her MFA in creative writing. She is a 2011 Visual Communications' Armed With a Camera Fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys sci-fi adventures, playing with her dogs, meditative thrifting and writing in little notebooks.

Producer/1st Assistant Director

Justin Madriaga is currently finishing up his last year at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, while interning for NBC Universal and pouring liquid into a cup for tips as a bartender on the side. He also serves as media content coordinator for, a popular Pilipino American lifestyle online media organization. Justin attended high school at the California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS), based in his hometown of Carson, CA. This is where he and Michele first worked together as leaders of the CAMS' Filipino club, called Pilipino Integrated Now Organized Youth, a fancy acronym for P.I.N.O.Y. A hardcore foodie, he enjoys eating mac 'n cheese and being involved in a ridiculous amount of side projects. Justin is an absolute doll to work with, is extremely organized, has exceptional leadership skills and is a creative mastermind. He absolutely HATES talking about himself in a complimentary way and HATES writing about himself even more. That is why Michele took the liberty of writing this entire bio for him. 

Production Manager

Ardie Caballero grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. A self-labelled former shy girl, she overcame her shyness by pursuing acting when she was younger, by pursuing filmmaking as she grew older, and while moonlighting as a part-time retail manager at several major department stores. Growing up with cameras in her face since before she could remember, Ardie always had a love for photography and video. During her senior year in High school, Ardie enjoyed editing her projects and making short films. This interest soon blossomed into a finely honed skill and craft  and she is currently finishing up her last semester as a film student at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. Her thesis film entitled "Fitting Room" is a coming of age story about a young girl on the brink of adulthood. Everyone definitely needs an Ardie. She is an awesome addition to the "11 24" crew.

Director of Photography/Cinematographer

Danny Hernandez grew up in Palm Springs, CA. Danny has always enjoyed looking at lights and seeing the world creatively on visual terms as a gifted photographer. In high school, he was on his varsity tennis team and took up journalism as well. It was in his high school journalism class that he began utilizing the medium of film to tell stories, thereby discovering his love for cinematography. He is very involved in the group DC Visions and is currently a student at the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. He loves Disneyland and with his annual pass, visited the amusement park more than 20 times last year alone and considers Mouseaway his favorite Iphone app.  You can view Danny's reel here.

Production Designer

Manila Ryce was born and raised in north Torrance, CA and has a BFA in Illustration with emphasis in Animation from Laguna College of Art and Design. He has worked in politics as a Graphic Production Assistant for Dennis Kucinich, was Chief Videographer for the 2008 Nader/Gonzalez Campaign, and currently works as Environmental Project Coordinator for People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (P-CORE).

He also causes trouble with progressive Filipino youth organization KmB, pro-people youth. Manila believes that all artists are morally obligated to address real issues with their exposure, and thus focuses on social, environmental, and political topics – often using humor as his lubricant.

Manila’s other hobbies include sleeping, resting, dozing, hibernating, crashing, passing out, nodding off, reposing, slumbering, snoozing, and the occasional nap. When writing a bio, he also enjoys referring to himself in the third person. You can find more info on Manila here.

Art Director

Alfie Ebojo (aka alfie numeric) became a modern day urban warrior–a hunter and gatherer. She now works as an artist aka your typical Jill-of-all-Trades: graphic designer/illustrator/visual artist, writer, producer, performer (theater and live painting), teacher/lecturer, and organizer/activist while holding down a day job that allows her to daydream.

Alfie’s style is best described as underground urban. Much of her influences come from the Los Angeles culture buzzing around her- the music in her Ipod, the Pilipino Family dynamics, graphic design, city life, the diverse multi-cultural population, 60’s-70’s cartoons, mythology, and Frida Kahlo. Alfie’s current series focuses on keeping the belief of love alive, in all its forms, levels and complexities. Alfie is also responsible for all the illustrations found on the "1 24" website. You can find more info on Alfie here.

Gaffer/Lighting Designer

Shawn King’s experience reaches over a large assortment of corporate arenas, film/television/theater productions, art galleries and entrepreneurial endeavors. His projects have expanded from visual art, on-line web series, experimental work, music videos, church productions, independent films and launching small businesses.

As an abstract artist, he has shown his art work in many galleries in Southern California. He has been a assistant curator in an art gallery in Manhattan Beach as part of the South Bay monthly art walk. As far as live media, he is currently the lead lighting console operator and console trainer for Cottonwood Church’s media department in Los Alamitos. In addition to his creativity he is successfully running a technology concierge service in Long Beach which that serves a vast number of businesses in LB metro and the Port of Los Angeles. You can find more info on Shawn here.

Sound/Audio Mixer

Amanda Tenney was born and raised in upstate New York until about the age of 12, when she moved with her mom and sister to Puerto Vallata, Mexico. She is a Mexican-American currently studying Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, loving every second of it. She enjoys doing sound mixing because sound and music have always been a big part of her life, as well. She has a trained ear with a lifetime of experience.

Script Supervisor

Elaine Dolalas is an Anteater turned Trojan turned Bruin who was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley aka the Great One Eight. Formerly an office monkey extraordinaire for a large mortgage company, Elaine works in Higher Education and is happily trying to figure out the secret of life through writing, working within the Filipino-American/Asian American community, and most importantly avoiding cleaning her room. You can find more info about Elaine here.

Christopher E. Garcia grew up on the mean streets of Artesia, CA. He graduated from the Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting in Television Production and also from the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Film in 2010. He has worked as a professional editor on both a freelance and regular basis for several companies including Time Warner. He enjoys expressing himself through dance and was actively involved in Cal State Fullerton's Filipino dance crew called "Team Millenia" and even did several films on the subject of dance. He is a dedicated uncle, awesome brother and loving son. 


Jonathan Wandag is a famous composer in the future with horrible taste and awesome hair. His music can be described as the sound of Satan and Jesus battling for fun. Although he's been composing music for several years, only recently have people really taken notice.

In July of 2010, the Society of Composers and Lyricists chose Jonathan Wandag (from hundreds of applicants) to be part of the SCL Mentorship program. He will be learning from renowned Hollywood composers such as Alf Clausen (composer of the, "Simpsons"), Christopher Young (Composer for "Spiderman 3" and "The Grudge") Garry Schyman (composer of popular video games such as "Dante's Inferno", and "Bioshock 2") and many more. He has already attended scoring sessions with Alf and Garry and will be a part of various spotting sessions along with these composers. Currently Jonathan is under the tutelage of composer, Christopher Farrell.

Some notable projects Jonathan Wandag has scored are: "Dragonboy" (winner of Academy of Arts, 'Best in Show' award and American Composers Forum Grant winner), "Ktown Cowboys" (featuring Justin Chon from, "Twilight" and winner of the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival "Best First Feature" Award), "Manivore" (featuring C.S. Lee from "Dexter"), and "Testimonial" (a USC Credit Union commercial showcased on the Jumbotron at every home game of the 2010 USC Football season). You may see and listen to samples of his work at

Additional Cast and Crew

Line Producer : : Roberta King
Line Producer : : Daniel Duclos
Camera Operator : : Alex Owen
1st AC : : Sander Olson
2nd AC : : Jenna Davant
Key Grip : : Albert Sam Nunez
Best Boy : : Julius Sambajon, Jr. 
Sound Designer : :Ryan Frias
Sound Effects Editor : :Geoff Price
Boom Operator : : Christopher Lora
Data Wrangler : : Chris Santos
Set Photographer : : Mike Nailat
Casting Assistant : : Cheryl Zarate
 Key Production Assistant (PA) : : Jay Eusantos
Production Design PA : : Samantha De Lara
PA : : Matt Nailat
PA : : Erickson Raif
PA: : Shery Solanga
Colorist : : Danny Hernandez
Graphic Designer : : Chris Santos
Stop Motion Artist : : Devon Dart
On Set Studio Teacher : : Stella Pacific