Sam Manacsa is a filmmaker and production designer from Manila, Philippines. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman with a B.A. degree in film. Her thesis film, If People Such as We Cease to Exist (2016), had its premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017. It also won the Special Mention Award at the Tabor Film Festival 2017. She is currently working on a feature film on a woman and her search for an anonymous phone pal.