In 2012, a group of friends—all filmmakers, storytellers, and artists—led by X Vallez started a production company in a small garage in Mandaluyong. Guided by the teachings and storytelling philosophy of the late National Artist for Film Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Overmind grew into a production outfit known for its emphasis on the power of story and for nurturing creative environments for creativity to thrive.
Overmind has now evolved into a storytelling company. We create stories, we help tell stories, and we teach how to tell stories. We believe that storytelling is a key strategic tool for organizations. This is why we strive to develop story and storytelling-based products and services in the hopes of unlocking the power of story in bringing out an organization’s competitive advantage.
Change the World, One Story at a Time. This is the summary of our beliefs, values, and philosophy. With our team of storytellers from various fields—music, theatre, visual arts and design, film and digital arts, and even history and education—we commit to providing humanistic and holistic solutions not just to your communication needs but to your storytelling needs.
Overmind is powered by more than a decade of storytelling, creative development, production, post-production, and consultation experience. Their team of accomplished storytellers holds multiple degrees and plays vital academic roles in renowned universities. They have received prestigious awards from international and local platforms, recognizing their excellence in film and literature. This extensive experience, combined with their passion for storytelling, drives Overmind's commitment to producing high-quality narratives.
DON CARLOS PALANCA MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR LITERATURE
1st Prize. Children’s Poetry in Filipino. Tula, Tula, Paano Ka Ginawa. 2022
1st Prize. Poetry. Sa Pagitan ng Banal at Karnal. 2017
3rd Prize. Full-Length Play. Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter. 2010
2nd Prize. One-Act Play. Twenty Questions. 2003
3rd Prize. Children's Short Story, The Three Questions of Tarongoy, 2015
3rd Prize. One Act Play, The Hawk and The Viper, 2015
3rd Prize. Full Length Play, Freshmen, 2011
CINEMALAYA PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Best Short Film, Hilom (Still)), 2018
Best Short Film, Hilom (Still), 2018
MMFF (METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL)
Best Musical Score, Nanahimik ang Gabi, 2022
NICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Sound Design, Ang Araw Sa Likod Mo, 2017
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Youth Jury Prize, Hilom (Still), 2016
SOUTHEAST ASIAN FILM LAB, SGIFF AWARDS
Fellowship Prize, Rafael, 2021
is a composer and filmmaker. After he finished his Bachelors in the Humanities at the University of Asia and the Pacific, he studied film scoring under the multi-awarded composer Nonong Buencamino. He was Overmind’s COO and CFO for several years before finally taking on the leadership of the company as its CEO in 2018. Ian also works as a financial consultant for several start-ups and continues to develop tools and frameworks in building teams and improving project management practices in organizations. He is currently finishing his Masters in Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
GREG RODRIGUEZ III
is an internationally acclaimed sound designer and filmmaker. He finished his certificate in Directing Motion Pictures at the Marilou Diaz-Abaya Film Institute and Arts Center. Greg is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Overmind. He also continues to practice storytelling in other fields especially in Theater where he still actively designs and consults for production and technical design projects. He also continues to teach the art of filmmaking and documentary filmmaking to young people.
is a playwright, historian, and filmmaker. He graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities. He is a three-time Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature and currently serves within Overmind’s Content Development department. He penned the screenplay to a collaboration between Overmind, Fox Philippines, and Unitel Pictures, under the direction of Mark Meily entitled “Maledicto” which came out in theaters in 2019. He is currently involved in various film projects in different stages of development.
is a multi-awarded poet, playwright, and director. He finished his Masters Degrees in Information Technology, Humanities, and Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific. After working for a decade in the film industry under National Artist Marilou Diaz-Abaya, he founded Overmind, where he aims to bring together his knowledge in these varied fields to preach the art of storytelling as a framework for strategic thinking and organizational development. He is finishing his PhD in Creative Writing in Filipino at the University of the Philippines.