Shot by Manolo Singian, 2018.
“Don’t hide your feelings in one bottle. Throw them out into the sea,” they said.
And so they did exactly that.
Bane Ignacio-Singian is a Filipino-American and non-binary filmmaker and creator based in Seattle. Though having a current emphasis on film, they went through multiple mediums as a child — all centering storytelling. In primary school, they drew picture books. Elementary and middle school were illustrating comics and writing novels. Early high school, they were a lo-fi bedroom producer who also did digital art. But where are they now?
Bane still holds a love for these other mediums, but being a filmmaker has their heart. In high school, the English department encouraged them to pursue film, which resulted in volunteering at the Seattle International Film Festival for a few years and deciding that film would be their major. They are now a sophomore film student at Cornish College of the Arts.
Bane’s work is based around themes of childhood, nostalgia, and cultural/gender identity — often portrayed through genres of horror and drama. Bane takes their identity struggles and turns them into films for other people to learn and relate to — much like a message in a bottle, waiting to be discovered.
Seattle Asian Sports Club (SASC) | Event Photographer & Videographer
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Documentarian
Julep | Art Department Intern
Seattle International Film Festival | Venue Crew
WHAT IS FLY PAPER PROJECT?
This site isn't just a portfolio. Fly Paper Project is a collection of my work, processes, reflections, and collaborations. This is a site also meant to uplift my peers' creative endeavors on the side.