Alexandra Cuerdo


ULAM (Main Dish) is a food documentary following the rise of the Filipino food movement via the chefs crossing over to the center of the American table.

Featuring: Alvin Cailan (Egglsut, Unit 120), Nicole Ponseca & Miguel Trinidad (Maharlika, Jeepney), Romy Dorotan & Amy Besa (Purple Yam), Johneric Concordia & Christine Araquel-Concordia (The Park's Finest), Charles Olalia (Ricebar), Chase Valencia & Chad Valencia (LASA), and Andre Guerrero (The Oinkster, Maximiliano, The Little Bear).


Alexandra produces, directs and edits viral videos for BuzzFeed. Since starting in September 2017, she has produced the #1 most shared video on beauty brand Top Knot (since rebranded "As/Is") for September, October and November. Her videos have achieved over 150 million views and over 1 million shares on Facebook.


Alexandra Cuerdo is a Filipino-American director, producer and editor. Her directorial debut, ULAM: Main Dish, has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Vogue, TimeOut, Eater and more, with MSN ranking it as one of the "Top 5 Food Documentaries to Watch" now. As a content producer and editor, her videos for BuzzFeed have achieved over 150 million views and over 1 million shares on Facebook. She has worked on films, television and digital content for HBO, ABC, NBC, Netflix, Hulu, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Participant Media, Walt Disney Imagineering and more. She is based in Los Angeles and New York.

ULAM: Main Dish is Cuerdo's first feature length documentary.


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