Carlo Velayo is the inaugural SFFILM New American Producer Fellow. He was an associate producer on Cheryl Furjanic's Emmy-nominated BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS, and made his debut as a p.g.a. producer and 1st AD on Jessica M. Thompson's THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, receiving the 2017 SXSW Audience Award for Narrative Feature.
In 2016, Carlo spent two months at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center and is the senior producer on Michele Josue's Netflix original documentary series, HAPPY JAIL, which is available worldwide in 190 countries. Carlo is a producer on Isabel Sandoval's third independent narrative feature, LINGUA FRANCA, which world premiered at the Venice Film Festival’s independently-run Giornate degli Autori and competed at BFI London Film Festival and AFI Fest.
Carlo’s focus is to strengthen the co-production opportunities between the Philippines and the United States. Under 7107 Entertainment, a production company Carlo formed with Isabel Sandoval and three-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning producer, Jhett Tolentino, he is currently developing a slate of narrative and documentary projects. Carlo has secured the option to adapt Carlos Bulosan’s autobiographical novel, “America Is In The Heart,” into a limited series.
Born in the Philippines, raised in Australia, trained in NYC and previously based in Los Angeles, Carlo literally brings ‘love’ to all of his creative collaborations.
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