YAM LARANAS is an advertising and movie Director/DOP who brings with him 16 years of filmmaking experience. After training and collaborating with notable filmmakers at the Mowelfund Film Institute, Yam pursued a career in advertising producing award-winning spots for the local industry. His versatility in creating and capturing images has landed him a documentary for the National Geographic Channels. He is the 1st Filipino director to receive a grant for this purpose. His documentary called Asia’s Titanic premiered on NGC Asia on August 25, 2009. He has also done commercial films such as the award-winning Sigaw, which was re-made into an American film with the English title The Echo. Yam directed the remake, again, the 1st Filipino to helm a Hollywood production. He later went on to make more movies such as Patient – X and very recently, The Road which had a US run. At present, he continues to make a mark in advertising.