Central Digital Lab
Central Digital Lab

About Us

Central Digital Lab, Inc. is a full service post-production company founded in August, 2011. The company provides efficient, high quality, post-production services such as:

  • Digital file conversion and management
  • 16mm and 35mm Film Scanning
  • 16mm and 35mm Optical Sound Negative Scanning
  • Offline and Online Editing
  • Color grading
  • Motion Graphics, 2D and 3D Animation
  • Concept Design
  • Visual Effects Supervision
  • Digital Film and Video Restoration
  • DCI Mastering or Digital Cinema Projection (DCP)


Aside from the state-of-the-art equipment that Central currently uses, the Company is manned by expert professionals, whose collective skills were honed by making numerous feature films and TV commercials, several of which are award-winning. More importantly, Central is committed to providing and delivering quality output by consistently achieving client’s expectations through a timely and collaborative manner that has gained the trust of both local and international clients.

About Us

Manet Dayrit (CEO / President) is a multi award-winning Editor of full-length feature films. Her filmography includes such classics as “Jose Rizal,” “Magnifico,” “Ligaya,” and “Sukob” to name a few. She was also the Operations Manager and Managing Director of Roadrunner Network, Inc., a pioneering post production company in the Philippines. She is currently the President of the Quezon City Film Foundation.
Sid Maderazo (Vice-President) was a Senior Art Director of McCann Erickson for more than three years before he fulfilled his dream of becoming an Advertising Director. Sid has since directed hundreds of TV commercials in the last 18 years for big brands like Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Nestlé. He is now considered as one of the top advertising directors in the Philippines.
Rick Hawthorne (Film Specialist) is an Australian national who has lived in Manila since 1983 when he set up the film laboratory for the National Media Production Center. In 19t95, he established Starlab, the film processing laboratory of Roadrunner. Rick has expertise in Operations and Company Management.
Riza Cruz-Aguinaldo (Senior Post-Production Producer) has a degree in Mass Communication from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and earned her post-graduate degree in Marketing Communications at De La Salle University in 2013. Riza has spent her career assuming project management roles in both production and post-production. She manages a broad range of projects from feature films, broadcast television and everything in-between.
Richard Francia (Technical Operations Supervisor) has a Fine Arts degree major in Advertising from the University of Santo Tomas. Richard started his career as a vfx artist and eventually he became a vfx supervisor for full-length feature films that have won numerous awards and recognitions. As a VFX supervisor, he works directly with the director and film’s producer as they go over the script and sort out the VFX needs for every shot. With the ever-changing digital technology, Richard was also trained in color grading and digital imaging in 2008 and he has been color grading for feature films since then.
Eric Carlos (Senior Colorist) gained his Communication Arts degree in De La Salle University – Manila. Eric has been color grading TV commercials, feature films, documentaries, music videos and TV series for almost three decades. He has experience grading on film, video and digital platforms. One of his specializations is grading for film restoration. When he’s not busy coloring he conducts workshops in schools.
Ana Bilbao (Senior Restoration Artist) graduated from St. Scholastica’s College in 2003 with a degree in Mass Communication minor in Print Journalism. Over her decade long career she has restored Filipino classics such as Himala and Oro Plata Mata. Ana together with our restoration team has already restored more than a hundred films. She was at the forefront of digital film restoration in the country.