Gerardo ‘Gerry’ Maravilla is an award-winning filmmaker, impact producer and audience building expert.
His short film, “Cross”, the story of a Filipino-American backyard boxer, screened at festivals throughout the country following a grassroots crowdfunding campaign that connected with Filipinx and Latinx communities in Los Angeles.
Previously, he served as Seed&Spark‘s Head of Crowdfunding after being hired for his successful campaign for “Cross”. He traveled throughout North America to teach crowdfunding workshops at film festivals and universities, helping hundreds of filmmakers reach their audience building and crowdfunding goals while leading the team responsible for the highest crowdfunding success rate in the world — 80%!
He now serves as an audience building consultant for both the funding and distribution of independent films through a grassroots approach that helps creators build sustainable careers.