Joella Cabalu is a Filipino Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. In the director's chair, her award-winning projects including Koto: The Last Service (2021), Ode to a Seafaring People (2021), First Photo Here (2020) and It Runs in the Family (2015) explore narratives about intimacies, identities, and relationships. As a collaborative producer, her works include On Falling (2020), Biker Bob's Posthumous Adventure (2019), Do I Have Boobs Now? (2017) and FIXED! (2017), and have premiered at TIFF, Tribeca, and The New Yorker. Currently, she is producing her first feature documentary Back Home (Telefilm Talent to Watch 2019).