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about the storyteller

Passionate about visual storytelling that makes a difference, Frances Grace Mortel, a Photographer and Filmmaker, focuses on crafting imageries that expose human truths and inspire social change. She is currently capturing conceptual portraitures, exploring street reportages, producing documentary films, and experimenting on alternative and multimedia processes, to create empathic and inclusive representations of realism.

Frances studied Film and Audio-Visual Communication at University of the Philippines for a couple of years until she dropped out of college. She started her training in art department as costume assistant and set dresser, practiced as a teaching artist for children while juggling videography and editing jobs from 2008-2012, and became a freelance production designer for film, television, and digital content in 2013-2015.

She moved to Spokane WA with her husband and son in 2016, and is currently completing her Digital Media Production and Associate in Arts degrees while working as Marketing Assistant for Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College.