Florence Cruz Eriksson is a San Francisco based independent producer. She has collaborated on projects in the Philippines, India, throughout North America and Europe. She has had the privilege of working in a variety of genres, which include radio, animation, independent films, television, infomercials and currently mobile media content. Being a daughter of an EDSA revolution veteran, Florence is especially proud to have the opportunity to work on Laban.

Executive Producer

Greg Ansin is a Boston-based independent filmmaker and the founder of
MonkeyRay Productions. He is the Executive Producer and Editor of the
film Laban: The Meaning of the EDSA Revolution. His work on Laban has
made him appreciate the power that people have when they are willing to
"put their lives on the line for what they believe is right." MonkyeRay’s first
film Growing Old was just released by Journeyman Pictures of the United

Director & Editor

Michael Burns is an American independent filmmaker whose work in the US
and the UK focuses on political issues and international crises in contemporary society. He has produced and directed Third Party, Preventive Warriors, Majority Rules, and is currently working on a projected entitled EMDR. He hopes Laban will add to the dialogue inside and beyond the Philippines about how reforms can be made to democratic systems in order to enable governments to live up to their lofty promises. He's found the story of EDSA and its aftermath to be an incredibly important part of this crucial task.

Director of Photography & Editor

Michael Neel has broad work experience in various film genres including
documentary, horror, comedy and animation. He is involved in many facets
of film production, primarily in camerawork, editing, directing, producing,
writing, and sound, and has had his work broadcast on the U.S. networks
PBS, NBC, and F/X. He was Director of Photography for the film Preventive
, a film on U.S. foreign policy. For Growing Old, a film about
aging well, he was Director, Co-Producer, and Co-Editor. Recently,
he completed editing Veil of Blood, an independent, black comedic horror
film that is currently seeking distribution. He enjoyed working as a
Co-Director of Photography and Co-Editor on Laban, and has developed a
deep understanding of the history and struggles of the Filipino people.

Director of Photography & Editor

Ethan Oyer is a California native living in Boston since 2000. He was he
Director of Photography for Growing Old and Co-DP and Co-Editor for
Laban. He currently applies his creative talents to cinematography,
editing, and writing, and is a lover of all arts. After traveling to the Philippines for the filming of Laban and subsequently editing the documentary, he has developed a tremendous respect for the Filipino people. He believes they have a fierce passion for life and a dedication to their fellow man. He hopes this film will inspire others as it did him.

Associate Producer

Mary Kathryn Bellosillo is a key member of the production team for the
documentary Laban: The Meaning of the Edsa Revolution. An expert in
developing and cultivating sources of information, she was able to trace
and obtain interviews with underground members of the Reform the Armed
Forces Movement (RAM) Senator Gringo Honasan, General Vic Batac and
Colonel Red Kapunan. She obtained valuable archive material form various
government agencies such as the Department of National Defense and the
Office of the President Radio Television Malacañang. As a writer she has
written numerous Corporate AVP scripts for clients such as Kraft, Bayer,
Selecta RFM and San Miguel Corporation for Pixel Eyes Multimedia. As an
assistant researcher to former Asian Wall Street Journal Editor Coylee
Gamboa, she has researched and analyzed data regarding the Philippine
Hotel Industry in the 1980’s. She was the Globe Telecom account executive
for Harrison Communication Philippines and is currently account executive
for Eye Contact Studios.

Research Consultant and Co-Writer

Lissa Romero’s career in the arts began in the West End/Broadway hit
musical Miss Saigon (Germany/UK) where she was ensemble member
and first understudy Gigi, a supporting lead role. After a ten-year international career in musical theater playing lead and understudy roles in musicals such as Rent, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and HONK! she received her degree in Sociology at the Philippines’ top university Ateneo de Manila, where she was awarded the Frank L. Lynch Social Science Award “for academic excellence in the social sciences, demonstrating leadership in social science activities, and for showing exceptional promise as a social science scholar and professional.” Ms. Romero has decided to combine her academic brilliance and love of the arts in her new career as a writer, serving as a Writing Consultant and Script Editor for the film Fortune Cookie Smiles (Manila) and Research Consultant on the documentary Laban: The Meaning of the Edsa Revolution. She has been published in major Philippine broadsheet newspapers such as The Philippine Star, The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Manila Bulletin. She is currently writing the biography of her grandfather Dr. Paulino J. Garcia, who was Health Secretary for Presidents Ramon Magsaysay, Carlos P. Garcia and Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Associate Producer

Ms. Angela Fraga provided essential logistical support in the production of
the film Laban: The Meaning of the Edsa Revolution, securing archive
material from major TV networks such as NBN4, ABS-CBN, and GMA7,
as well as key institutions such as the Department of National Defense
and the Catholic Church. Her talents range from the strategic and
organizational to the creative, plotting routes and choosing shooting
locations, organizing b-roll shot lists, as well as collating invaluable
data on various personalities and institutions for production. An AB
Comparative Literature major at the University of the Philippines, she
is a key decision-maker in choosing the topics to be developed and filmed.


Kat Aguda is a first-year student at the Ateneo Law School. Her exceptional
charisma and extensive connections with people from RTVM Malacanang,
NBN Channel 4 and ABS-CBN allowed her to obtain exclusive archival footage and evidential photographic accounts of what truly happened during the three EDSA Revolutions. This former member of the UP Women’s Football Team and the Under-19 National Team is a graduate of the University of the Philippines with a BA-English Studies major in Anglo-American Literature.