Baby Ruth Villarama
Baby Ruth Villarama has been involved in international co-production for more than 10 years as producer and director. She started creating documentary contents for local television before she was commissioned by international organisations as a country Producer for the Philippines and Southeast Asia. She eventually co-produce independent films with filmmakers and other producers from the region, where some have been championed in key international festivals.
Baby Ruth earned her Master’s Degree for Film Marketing and Distribution at Birmingham City University in the UK as a Chevening Scholar, where she won the British Council’s Global Alumni Social Impact Award 2018 for her works that generate national conversations and international awareness of issues such as human rights, slavery and equality. She’s part of a team that puts up Voyage Studios, Film Producers Society and Fil Docs that push Filipino stories reach more audience.
Baby Ruth has been a member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Cinema committee - championing the causes of the independent sector; a board officer of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, and the newest member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences class of 2019 voting for the Oscars.