Novy Mae Recate
Novy Recate is an Ilongga content creator for movies and popular culture. Through her short-form discussions of films and television on TikTok and Instagram (@novyrecate), she aims to help Filipino storytellers bring their pieces to the masses and empower audiences to create and seek out spaces for the stories they want to tell. She has collaborated with local and international production houses to engage the digital audience in conversations that celebrate cinema as an indispensable art form and vital source of entertainment. Studying politics at University of the Philippines Diliman made her realize that the Philippines is more harrowing than in the movies but also more hopeful. A firm believer that stories connect human beings, Novy spends most of her time either studying law at San Beda University or watching movies. More often than not, she does both while eating baked talaba.