Rian Magtaan

Rian Magtaan


Actor for Theater, Film; Writer; Filmmaker

Rian Magtaan is a theater/film actor, writer, filmmaker, social and cultural worker. With more than 50 plus films and plays in his credentials. Contributor at Manila Today and member of Dakila. Resident artist of Para Sa Sining, PLUS: The Art Collective, and PAPEL. One of the founding directors of SINING Collective and the founder and currently Educations Director of BAON Collective. Who believes art cannot change the world but it can change how we view the world.

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  • Actor, “Huwag, John” – Mano-Mano Theater Festival 2018, CBRC Morayta

  • Actor, Writer, Co-Producer, Director “Kalasag: Koleksyon ng mga Nakabiting Tinig sa Saliw ng Oyayi - CASA HIRAYA HONESTEA SHOP” - Tritosroda Theater Productions

  • Producer, Director “Writer's Block” - Short + Sweet International Theater Festival Manila 2017 

  • Contributing Writer, “Lulubog Lilitaw” - Dulaang Tinaja

  • Stage Manager, “Pagsabog ng Liwanag” - Tanghalang Gintong Lahi 

  • Supporting Actor, Co-Writer “Paboritong Libro ni Hudas: Sloth” - Tanghalang Gintong Lahi 

  • Supporting Actor “Crying Boys: Tsimoy” - Tanghalang Gintong Lahi 

  • Supporting Actor “Musical Play: Superstar” - Tanghalang Gintong Lahi 

  • Tanghalang Gintong Lahi — Actor, Workshop Facilitator/Batch President, Stage Manager 


  • Guest Performer, Hugot Ng Kabataan, Para sa Bayan – MPH, Caloocan City Hall

  • Guest Performer, TEAM PILIPINAS Launch, Sagul Manila Foodpark, Maginhawa, QC 

  • Event Organizer/Guest Performer, ArtPop! – BAON Collective, Twin Lakes, Tagaytay

  • Guest Performer, #TheYESEffect: 15th years of Cultural Exchange, Yes for Peace, The A. Venue Mall, Makati 

  • Event Organizer, Lunggati: Taba at Laman - BAON Collective, Kantina Sabel, Casa Bocobo Manila

  • Guest Performer, GenWe Tambayan, Sagul Foodpark, QC

  • Guest Performer, Siklab #BangonCatmon, Hugot Cafe Malabon, Malabon City

  • Guest Performer, LAMAY PARA SA DEMOKRASYA, Padre Faura St, Manila

  • Event Organizer, Ouroboros, BAON’s 2nd Anniv – BAON Collective, Green Sun Hotel, Makati

  • Guest Performer, Bigas, Todas, Hampas: Mga Isyu ng Maralita, Kaya Natin, Asian Social Institute, Manila 

  • Guest Performer, Black Friday Protest, Coalition for Justice, Padre Faura St, Manila

  • Guest Performer, KATHA: Ahon – Tula X Sayaw, Para Sa Sining, The Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila

  • Guest Performer, Potrero Sports Fest, PUYO, Potrero Elem. School, Malabon

  • Guest Performer, Spoken Word Poetree, EMB, DENR, QC

  • Guest Performer, PUP Pride 2018, PUP Kasarinlan, PUP Main, Sta. Mesa, Manila

  • Guest Performer, Sining Giniling 2018, Dakila, Catch 272, QC

  • Guest Performer, GenWE, The BARN Taft, Manila

  • Guest Performer, Usapang Malalim, PUP-CEA, Sta. Mesa, Manila

  • Guest Performer, Dinner with the Poets, Soma Bistro – Green Sun Hotel, Makati 

  • Guest Performer, GenWE: Ultimatum, UP Sunken Garden, QC

  • Guest Performer, KarAPPatan Project Launch, UP College of Law, QC

  • Guest Performer– Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes in the people's resistance to dictatorships 1965-1986, Bantayog ng mga Bayani, QC

  • Guest Performer Introduction for CJ Sereno– Youth for CJ, University of the Philippine, School of Economics 5

  • Guest Performer – Pagtugon Sa Hamon, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, SM

  • Guest Performer, Heal Our Land, People Power Monument

  • Guest Performer, Gabi ng Lagim sa Panahon ni Duterte, Sagul Foodpark

  • Guest Performer, Stop the Killings, Start the Healing, Adamson University, Manila

  • Guest Performer, Musikal.ye, Kalye Thougths, Hungry District Food Park, Fairview 


  • Minor role as STUDENT “CITIZEN JAKE” Feature Film, 2018, Directed by Mike De Leon

  • Supporting Actor as KILAY “PAMILYA ORDINARYO” Feature Film, Cinemalaya 2016 Finalist, Directed by Eduardo Roy Jr. 

  • Minor role as BULLY “MASELANG BAHAGHARI” Feature Film, (for release), Directed by J.E Tiglao

  • Lead Actor as Psycho “Popcorn”, Short Film (5mins.) CIIT, Directed by Gayle Oblea

  • Actor as Jason “Ke-Dramang Buhay” Short Film (5mins.), Directed by Athena Tampoy

  • Actor as Leader “Abakada” Short Film (5mins.), Directed by Peter James Bacatan

  • Actor as ME “GIG” Short Film (5mins.), Directed by Juan Carlo Tarobal

  • Lead Actor as EDGAR “BULUNGAN” Short Film (10mins), College of Saint Benilde, Directed by Vince Cidro

  • Lead Actor as MAKOY “ISLABODAN” Short Film, Univeristy of the Philippines, Directed by Juan Carlo Tarobal

  • Lead Actor as RON “TITA SALI” Short Film (8mins.) Asia Pacific College, Directed by Einah Infante

  • Supporting Actor as BALIW “NIGHT SHIFT ” Short Film (18mins.), Directed by Marvin Gabas

  • Lead Actor as MAKOY “COMMONWEALTH” Short Film (18mins.), Directed by Marvin Gabas 


  • December 2017 San Miguel Beer Pilsen – “Champ” 

  • August 2017 I JUANDER GMA NEWS TV – “Kasaysayan” 


  • Best Actor, Best Play “Huwag, John” – Mano-Mano Theater Festival 2018, CBRC Morayta 

  • Best Performer (Cultural Night Presentation) – 3rd MBC Youth Brodcast Journalism, Manila Broadcasting Company, DAP – Tagaytay City 

  • Third Place Winner, Poetry Slam #HugotRizal, Museo ni Rizal, Calamba, Laguna 

  • Best in Cinematography for Maranhig, 4th Inding-indie Short Film Festival, National Press Club, Intramuros March 2017 - “Aba Ginoong Lola” Finalist, FDCP’s Panay Pinay Potograpiya a Photography Contest, Cinematheque Manila 

  • “GULONG” Finalist, Powermac Center Pixelworx: Cinemansanas (Professional Category), Circuit Makati 

  • PAPEL Rising Poet 2016 

  • AWARDS Tula ng Taon 2015 – PAYATAS (Payat-Us) 

  • Most Promising Poet 2015 

  • 2013-2014 President - Tinajeros National High School (Supreme Student Government) 

  • Most Outstanding Supreme Student Government President – Division of Malabon 


  • 2017-present KAMANDAG (Kaisahan ng mga Artista at Manunulat Na Ayaw sa Development Aggresion) 

  • 2016-present DAKILA 


  • BAON COLLECTIVE – Founder / Educations Director 

  • SINING ColleCtive – Co-Founder / Artist / Organizer 

  • SINING ZINE – Feature / Literary Editor 

  • PAPEL – Resident Writer / Artist 

  • Para Sa Sining – Resident Writer / Artist