Teodosio, Jose Dennis C.


Jose Dennis C. Teodosio writes for TV, cinema, print, advertising, and the stage.

He was a fellow in the UP Likhaan (for poetry in Filipino, 1996, and for one-act play in Filipino, mid-career, 2007) and the Iligan National Writers Workshops (for one-act play in Filipino, 2002). He was one of the scholars of the 1st ABS-CBN2/Ricky Lee Course in Soap Writing and was part of the Star Cinema Concept Development Group.

His works were anthologized in “Likhaan Journal 10” (UP Press, 2016), “Transfiksyon” (UP Press, 2014), “Mga Piling Dula mula sa Virgin Lab Fest, 2005-2008: Unang Antolohiya,” (CCP, 2009), “Ladlad 3: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing” (Anvil Publishing, 2007), “Writing to the Future: Poetika at Politika ng Malikhaing Pagsulat”, (UP-ICW & NCCA, 2008), and  “Writing to the Music of Pestle-on-Mortar: The 9thIligan National Writers Workshop,” (MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, 2003).

His works garnered prizes from the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (screenplay, teleplay, one-act play, and essay), NCCA, Gawad Ka Amado, the PBBY-Salanga Writer’s Prize, Gawad Teatro Bulawan, CineManila International Film Festival, Star Cinema, Viva Films, Philippine Pink Film Festival, Film Development Foundation of the Philippines, Film Academy of the Philippines, Anak TV, Gawad Tanglaw, the Aliw Awards, Migration Advocacy & Media Awards, China-Southeast Asia-South Asia TV Arts Week, and the Asian TV Awards.

He has 40 stage plays to his credit. His Virgin Lab Fest portfolio includes 11 works, namely: ‘Gee-Gee At Waterina’ (VLF1, 2005), ‘Baka-Sakali’ (VLF2, 2006), ‘Payb Siks’ (VLF2, 2006), ‘Bagahe’ (VLF3, 2007), ‘Pobreng Alindanaw’ (VLF3, 2007, independently produced), ‘Gumamela’ (VLF4, 2008), ‘Asunto’ (VLF4, 2008, dramatic reading), ‘Salise’ (VLF5, 2009), ‘Carmi Martin’ (VLF6, 2010), ‘Totong Hilot’ (VLF8, 2011, full-length play), and ‘Rosas’ (VLF14, 2018).  He was commissioned to write by Gantimpala Theater Foundation, PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Artist Playground.

Currently, he is based in Yangon, Myanmar. He develops and writes TV series and programs for Forever Group Co., Ltd. and designs and conducts training programs for Myanmar Media Development Center. In 2014, he founded the Yangon-based independent film group, ‘The Creative Playground’. He was challenged to write, direct, and produce short Myanmar features (narrative and documentary). His short Myanmar features were screened and recognized in film festivals in Yangon, Manila, and New Delhi (Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival, Youth Film Festival, Wathann Film Festival, CCP Independent Film & Video Competition, and Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival), among others.

He and his take care of a cute brown poodle named Jade.

LIST OF WORKS

Sanaysay: “Salvacion”, “Likhaan Journal 10,” Edited by J. Neil Garcia.  Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2016.

Maikling Kuwento: “Terminal”, “Transfiksyon,” Edited by Rolando Tolentino and Rommel Rodrigues. Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2014.

One-Act Play: “Gee-Gee At Waterina” (VLF Draft), “Mga Piling Dula mula sa Virgin Lab Fest, 2005-2008: Unang Antolohiya,” Edited by Rody Vera.  Published by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2009.

Poems: “Si Sandra at si Sophia”/”Ang Galit ko kay Eba”, “Ladlad 3: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing’, Edited by Danton Remoto and J. Niel Garcia.  Published by Anvil Publishing, 2007.

Essay: “Bakit Ako Nabakla”, “Writing to the Future: Poetika at Politika ng Malikhaing Pagsulat”, Edited by Rolando B. Tolentino. Published by the Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing  through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2008.

Oral Presentation Skills (Speechpower), 2005.

Public Speaking & Leadership Skills (Speechpower), 2005.

One-Act Play: “Gee-Gee At Waterina” (First Draft), “Writing to the Music of Pestle-on-Mortar: The 9thIligan National Writers Workshop,” Edited by Jaime An Lim, Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, and German Gervacio.  Published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, 2003.