An award-winning filmmaker, Debbie Formoso's films have screened at several international film festivals including Tribeca, LA Film Fest and Hawaii International film festival. She earned her BA in English from Loyola Marymount University, then returned to obtain her MFA in Film Production. LMU awarded her a Sony TAG (Transition after Graduation) Fellowship, as well as the Ian Conner Cinematography Award. She was also awarded a Project:Involve fellowship with Film Independent.
Her thesis film Nagpapanggap won Best Short Film at the Hawaiian International Film Festival, Outstanding Screenwriting at HATCHFest, and Best Screenplay at LMU’s "Film Outside the Frame" Student Film Festival.
Formoso has been mentored by cinematographers Jeff Cutter (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Orphan) and Matthew Libatique, ASC (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream).
Her commercial work connects with audiences with lifestyle pieces that speak to her personal style and make her stand out as a storyteller.