Student, New York University, Tisch School of Arts
“Ever since I was 10 years old, I knew my passion was in storytelling. I grew up in the theater, specifically musical theater, where storytelling was all we would do. I wanted to tell stories to as many people as I could. I wanted to tell stories of adventure and conquest. Stories of mistakes and forgiveness. Stories where people of all ages can enjoy, but most importantly, learn from.”
This is the story of Guido Gatmaytan- a boy who grew up in a bustling city of Manila, Philippines, wanting his voice to be heard in his crusade against discrimination and injustice, through his art. And he used theatre and film as his platform to connect with people.
He loved his experiments with theatre. “Clown of God”, a musical that he wrote and directed, when he was just starting high-school, received much adulation and applause. That boost of confidence assured him that his style of storytelling, actually made an impact on the audience. But he soon realized that if he needed to reach more eyes and ears, he needed to move to Film and pursue a career in film-making.
Even as Guido was dreaming of pursuing his passion for films, he needed to hone his skills and needed a way to get there. At this very time, AddedSport was mentoring his older brother Nik Gatmaytan, a golfer. Nik finally decided to accept the recruiting offer from DePaul University.
Out of the 4 colleges that Guido shortlisted and applied to, he was delighted to be accepted to the best : the New York University- Tisch School of Arts. With an impeccable reputation, the Tisch school provides the best foundation for Guido to learn about the brave world of Modern Film-making.