Alexandra Cuerdo

I’m a queer Asian writer, director, producer and author living in New York City.
About the artist

I love telling wild, colorful stories about identity, humanity, and all the ways that we can be free. 


There is power in showing who you are.

Recently, I lived a dream and directed boss ladies Meryl Streep and Amal Clooney for NBC's International Press Freedom Awards. My first book AMBOY: Recipes From the Filipino-American Dream was named one of Amazon's Top 20 Books of the Year, and my first feature ULAM: MAIN DISH is the first Filipino food documentary to achieve worldwide distribution! In my spare time, I'm part of the Bubble_T family, a collective that throws the biggest queer Asian dance party in New York City.

It’s time to make unseen filmmakers seen.