Stacie Gancayco-Adlao is a Filipino-American filmmaker and actor born and raised in San Jose, CA with a B.A. in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley. Her coming-of-age drama feature, ‘Clementine,’ is the Final Draft Big Break Grand Prize Feature winner as well as an Athena Film Festival Screenwriting Lab Finalist and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder. Her short dramedy film from her Bluecat Screenplay Semifinalist script, 'Cherry Picking' had its World Premiere at the Oscars qualifying 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 and Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival.
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 Actress at the 2020 Horror Origins Film Festival for 'Concealer' and is nominated for Best Supporting Actress by FilmQuest Film Festival.
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 Cinequest Screenwriting 3rd Place Winner and a WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist.
In her own work, she has a deep-rooted passion for creating strong, conflicted, and polarizing female characters. Her vision with her scripts and her films is to give a voice and a face to the communities who have been silenced and told that their stories are not important and that their image is not desirable by mainstream America. When she's not writing, she loves to play mahjong, travel the world with her hubby, and watch shitty reality tv.