Mario O'HARA (1946, Zamboanga City, The Philippines) found himself in film through radio and theatre and his cooperation with Lino Brocka. At first, he worked as an actor in Brocka's films, later as scriptwriter. For instance, he wrote the scripts for two of Brocka's best films: Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974) and Insiang (1976). Since 1975, he has worked as a director and revealed himself to be a versatile film maker who operates in genres varying from social realism to horror, terror drama and action films.
Mortal (1975), Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos/Three Years Without God (1976), Bilanggong birhen, Mga (1978), Marcelino pan yi vino (1979), Kastilyong buhangin (1980), Baskit bughaw ang langit (1981), To Mama with Love (1983), Condemned (1984), Bulaklak ng City Jail/Flowers of the City Jail (1984), Halimaw sa banga/Monster in a Jar (1985), Prinsesang Gusgusin (1986), Bagong Hari/The New King (1986), Takot akoh eh! (1987), Tatlong ina, isang anak/Three Mothers, One Child (1987), Johny Tisono and the Proud Beauty (1994), The Fatima Buen Story (1994), Mama dito sa aking puso (1997), Babae sa bubungang lata, Ang/Woman on a Tin Roof (1998), Sisa (1999), Sndak/Terror (1999), Pangarap ng puso/Demons (2000), Babae sa Breakwater (2004)