Aloy Adlawan (also credited as Alfred Aloysius L. Adlawan), a chemical engineer by profession, is a multi-awarded Filipino filmmaker- writer, producer, director, composer. He attended filmmaking courses at the Mowelfund Film Institute in the Philippines and the New York Film Academy in New York City.
His award-winning works include the screenplays “Ang Babae sa Burol” (2nd place, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 1994), “Ang Mga Ibon sa Dapithapon” (1st place, Film Development Foundation Scriptwriting Contest, 1995), and “Padyak” (3rd place, Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, 2008); the short film “Si Lolo Tasyo at ang Araw” (3rd place, Gawad CCP for Alternative Film and Video, 1997), among others.
In 2005, he is among the finalists of the first Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival with his film Room Boy (as writer, producer, director) where Meryll Soriano won Best Actress. His horror film Ouija (writer) is 2007’s biggest horror blockbuster, is awarded PinakaPasadong Dulang Pampeplikula at the 10th Pasado Gawad Sining Sine by the Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro and was nominated for Best Screenplay in various award-giving bodies. His film Signos (writer, producer, director) was awarded the Best Foreign Film at the 2007 Lone Star International Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, was given an Award of Excellence at the 2007 Accolade Film Competition in California, received the Bronze Foreign Film Award at The International Filmmaker Festival in U.K, and won Best International Thriller at the 2008 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
He recently won a National Commission on Culture and the Arts grant to his film Padyak under his own company Breaking.The.Box Productions.