UPDATE: The Delano Manongs receives an Emmy nomination in the best historical/cultural program special category!
Marissa Aroy director of The Delano Manongs received an Emmy for the documentary “Sikhs in America,” which was shown on PBS. She produced and directed “Little Manila: Filipinos in California’s Heartland” also for PBS and produced “Sounds of Hope” for Frontline World. Aroy holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College and a master’s degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She received a Fulbright award to do film work in the Philipines.
Aroy was working for the United Nations Children’s Fund in Tacloban, Philippines during the relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. Aroy was named one of the most influential Filipina women in the US in 2009 by the Filipina Womens Network. She and her filmmaking partner, Niall McKay, founded Media Factory, a media production company in 2004. For more about Media Factory: http://www.mediafactory.tv You can contact Marissa at info (at) delano manongs (dot) com. Or go to the contact page: http://www.delanomanongs.com/contact
Niall McKay producer of The Delano Manongs is an Emmy award-winning independent producer and director. He is the Executive Director and founder of Irish Film New York. His personal documentary The Bass Player was nominated for a 2010 Irish Film and Television Award. As a journalist, McKay’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Irish Times, Wired Magazine and The Economist. His radio work has aired on NPR, BBC World Service and RTÉ and he also reported on air for PBS’ Frontline World on the Northern Ireland peace process. He lives in New York. You can contact him at info (at) delano manongs (dot) com. Or go to the contact page: http://www.delanomanongs.com/contact