jill damatac-futter

hello. i’m a writer, filmmaker, and photographer born in the philippines, raised in america, and based in england.

By day, I produce multimedia content for a creative agency in London. By night, I write. I write. I write again. As a woman of Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, and Kapampangan ancestry, I’m driven by themes of identity, migration, diaspora, and indigeneity. 

I’m writing my first book, an extract of which was published as an essay in The Margins, Asian-American Writers’ Workshop’s literary magazine. It was chosen by Longreads as an Editors’ Pick, published by Internazionale in Italy, and nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Currently, I’m earning a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2021. In 2017, I graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts London with an MA in Documentary Film.