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About us

Our Company

ARKEOFILMS is based in Manila and founded in 2000.


Arkeofilms takes its place as one of the country’s leaders in independent filmmaking. Our films have been screened in festivals worldwide and have won awards and recognition from the local industry, critics and the press.


Coreen “Monster” Jimenez
Joel Ruiz
Margie Templo Parks


Monster Jimenez is a filmmaker and a Managing Partner of This Side Up, a content creation house that develops stories for advertising and entertainment. She is one of the founding members of FilDocs (Filipino Documentary Society), an organization dedicated to elevate and promote documentaries in the Philippines. Their first major project is mounting Daang Dokyu, a documentary festival to celebrate 100 years of doc filmmaking in the country. Her notable producing credits include the Sundance award-winning Film Leonor Will Never Die and a documentary she directed, Kano: An American and His Harem (2010)—critically acclaimed films that have gone all over the world and continue to be sold in various territories. She has sat in several local and international juries for grants and film festivals.

Joel Ruiz

Joel Ruiz is an award-winning filmmaker from Manila. His work has been screened all over the world. His film career began with “Mansyon (The Mansion)” which opened the very first Cinemalaya Film Festival, and his latest is the critically acclaimed film “Kung Paano Siya Nawala”. He is currently developing his first series, “Love at 310” and his new full-length “Mando’s Better World”.

He is also a veteran director for advertising for UxS, Inc; a number of his commercials have become viral sensations.

Margie Templo Parks

Margie Templo Parks spent 11 years as Managing Partner, Director and Producer at Arkeofilms before moving to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue her lifelong love of film production and content creation. She is a recent alum of the Sundance Collab Screenwriting and Directing courses, and, in previous years, was selected for prestigious international programs including the Rotterdam Lab for Emerging Producers, Produire Au Sud in France and the Berlinale Talent Campus where she received the Talent Highlight Award. Throughout her career, she has helmed productions for children’s television, music videos, industrials, commercials and branded content, and independent films. Most notably, Margie mounted the feature film “Amigo” by world-renowned American filmmaker John Sayles. She continues to bridge productions between the U.S. and the Philippines with several projects in development.