Rhianne Paz Quintana Bergado
They/Them + She/Her
Rhi is a first generation Pilipinx American filmmaker from Long Beach California who actively speaks on the intersectionality of their identity in various forms. From on-stage storytelling to activism and filmmaking, Rhi has always used their voice to shed light on under-represented communities. Their written work has been published in the book Inspiration for LGBT Students & Their Allies and will be featured in the upcoming all-female horror anthology Creepy Bitches. Rhi is currently a contributing writer for Filipino American identity and culture hub Kollective Hustle.
In addition to being a passionate filmmaker, Rhi has also had photography published in the New York Post's beauty and fashion insert Alexa. More recently, Rhi directed a short documentary called Berg's Video, telling the story of their family immigrating to America in the 1970's and growing up in the storage room of a neighborhood video store in the 1980's. Producing content for companies like Disney, Lionsgate, and L'Oreal has been a mainstay for Rhi, however they continue to write and direct original content in their own voice representing various communities on both sides of the camera.
When Rhi is not making films and taking names, they can be found DJing parties at Comic-Cons and Anime conventions across the country and tweeting passionately about the newest Webtoon release.
Director & Filmmaker Rhi Bergado is available speaking engagements for Asian and Pacific Islander American social justice as well as LGBTQIA+ causes. Rhi also works as a DJ, producer, and visual artist for IRL and streaming live events under the moniker Initial Rhi.