Mes De Guzman
Mes DE GUZMAN (1971, Philippines) is an independent film director and scriptwriter. For his screenplays, he has won four Palanca awards, the Philippine equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. De Guzman also writes novels. For his first novel, Rancho Dyanggo, he received the NCCA Grand Prize in 2004. De Guzman's films have been screened at various international festivals. Steel Is the Earth is the second part of his 'earth trilogy'.
Batang trapo/Rags (2001, short), Midnight Sale (2004, short), Diliman/Darkening (2005), Ang daan patungong kalimugtong/The Road to Kalimugtong (2005), Balikbayan Box (2007), Ang mundo sa panahon ng bato/Stone Is the Earth (2010), Sa kanto ng ulap at lupa (2011), Diablo (2012), Ang mundo sa panahon ng bakal/Steel Is the Earth (2012)