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Shot by Manolo Singian, 2018.

ABOUT ME

“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.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2020

2019

2018

2017 +

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

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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.