A 26-year-old filmmaker from the Philippines, Claude Evangelista specializes in adventure, extreme sports and underwater cinematography. Claude combines his various skill sets – he is a USPA-licensed skydiver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver – to communicate unique and captivating stories to people curious about the oceans, skies and wonders of the world.
Through his films, Claude hopes to inspire those people to explore our amazing planet through diving and adventure, and to in turn inspire others. “I want to create an emotional connection through cinematographic storytelling that starts conversations, make viewers lean forward, create excitement and awareness; and that eventually inspires them to make small day-to-day actions to help save our oceans, and ultimately our planet.”
“I want to create an emotional connection through cinematographic storytelling that starts conversations, make viewers lean forward, create
- Became a USPA-licensed skydiver at the age of 23; has more than 250 skydives (and counting)
- Became a PADI Advanced Open Water diver at the age of 24
- Ambassador for Ikelite Underwater Systems
- Creates films and content for Philippines Department of Tourism, Discovery Fleet liveaboards, The North Face, airline companies and other travel/adventured-related brands