Liryc Dela Cruz was born in South Cotabato in Mindanao, Philippines. He’s one of the collaborators of the Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz and associated with the slow cinema movement. Liryc has directed several short films, including TUNDONG (2009), PHILIPPINE PRESS (2010) and SKYPE (2012). THE EBB OF FORGETTING (2015) was selected as part of the Leopards of Tomorrow section of the 68th Festival del film Locarno. His latest film is NOTES FROM UNKNOWN MALADIES (2018).