Set Hernandez

Set Hernandez (they/she/he) is a filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. As a queer, undocumented immigrant, they dedicate their filmmaking to expand the portrayal of their community on screen. Their feature documentary debut unseen had its World Premiere at Hot Docs 2023. Set’s past documentary work includes the award-winning short COVER/AGE (2019) and impact producing for Call Her Ganda (Tribeca, 2018). An alumnus of the Disruptors Fellowship, Set is also developing both a TV comedy pilot and a feature-length screenplay. Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice issues, from deportation defense to healthcare access. They co-founded the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective which promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. Set’s work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, NBCUniversal, The Gotham Institute, Field of Vision, among others. In their past life, Set was a published linguistics researcher, focusing in the area of bilingualism. Above all, Set is the fruit of their family’s love and their community’s generosity.

ABOUT unseen

An aspiring social worker, Pedro must confront the uncertainties of life as a blind, undocumented immigrant. Through experimental cinematography and audio-centric filmmaking, unseen reimagines cinema for audiences with vision loss while interweaving immigration, disability, and mental health.



Program Affiliation

Documentary Lab
Impact Producer Fellowship
Impact Campaign Fund

Cohort Year

2021-2023 (Documentary Lab)
2018 (Impact Producer Fellowship)
2023 (Impact Campaign Fund)



Impact Producer Fellowship
Documentary Lab
Impact Campaign Fund

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