Mel Chionglo

  • Birth Name: Carmelo Chionglo
  • Birth Place: Quezon, Philippines
  • Profession: Director
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  • From 1966 to 1976, worked and studied acting and directing in New York, under the guidance of Stella Adler and Lee Strsberg.
  • Returned to the Philippines in 1976 and started work as a production designer.
  • Wrote the script for the movie Ina, Kapatid, Anak (1979).
  • Made his directorial debut with the movie Playgirl (1981).
  • In 2012, was appointed as a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board's Appeals Committee at the Office of the President.
  • Headed the Monitoring Committee for Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in 2013.


  • Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon, Philippines; New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, New York City, New York, United States

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