Stacie Gancayco-Adlao is a Filipino-American filmmaker and actor. Her coming-of-age drama feature, ‘Clementine,’ is the 2021 Final Draft Big Break Grand Prize Winner. It was chosen out of a record number of 13,000 script submissions. The script is also an Athena Film Festival Screenwriting Lab Finalist and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder.
Her short dramedy film, 'Cherry Picking,' had its World Premiere at the L.A. Shorts International Film Festival and her paranormal mockumentary comedy, 'Ghosted,’ was nominated for Best Horror Comedy at the Women in Horror Film Festival. Her satirical comedy, 'Suzie Wrong,' was picked up by MYX TV for distribution.
She recently starred in the Amazon Fire and ATTN produced horror comedy, 'Concealer,' directed by Kristine Gerolaga for which Luke Kelly-Clyne of Vulture stated that she gave 'one of the best short performances of the year.' She won Best Supporting Actress at the 2021 FilmQuest Film Festival and Best Actress at the 2020 Horror Origins Film Festival for 'Concealer.'
As a screenwriter, her screenplays have also earned accolades from the following prestigious competitions: Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, Final Draft Big Break, Bluecat, Cinequest, American Zoetrope, Cinematografo Originals, Athena Screenwriting Lab, WeScreenplay, Screencraft, and ISA Network.
She is currently in development on her first feature film, 'Aphrodite & The Apocalypse.' The apocalyptic romantic comedy script is the 2021 Cinequest Screenwriting 3rd Place Winner and is a WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist, Screencraft Comedy Quarterfinalist, and an ISA Comedy Genre Quarterfinalist.